Nachama L. Wilker

Nachama L. Wilker
Portrait of Nachama L. Wilker

Deputy Executive Director for Training and Technical Assistance

Training and Technical Assistance

Nachama Wilker is responsible for overseeing the training and technical assistance activities of NDRN, supervising the in-house advocacy and communication staff, as well as providing technical assistance on management, governance, and fiscal issues. Earlier in her career, Nachama was an organizational development consultant with advocacy organizations on issues ranging from strategic planning, fundraising, board development, outcome-based program evaluation, financial management, and public education. She also served as Program Director and then Associate Director of the Genetic Alliance, a coalition of more than 600 organizations representing families, consumer advocates, and health professionals working to improve the health of all by integrating consumers and families into the development of quality genetic healthcare, public awareness, and informed public policies. She holds a B.S. from Hampshire College in Physics and Public Policy. Nachama’s interest in the work of NDRN and the P&As comes in part from her personal experiences as a wife and mother of individuals who, among other things, have special health care needs.