Jessica D. Higgs, MD, FAAFP, FACHA
Jessica Higgs is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency at University of Illinois College of Medicine-Peoria, and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Jessica is the Director of Health Services at Bradley University and has worked at Bradley for 12
years now. Jessica has been active in ACHA throughout that time—speaking at
the national meetings and serving in leadership positions in her regional affiliate, the Clinical Medicine Section, and on the ACHA Board of Directors. Jessica helped create and chairs the
ACHA Sports Medicine Coalition and also serves as
the ACHA liaison to the Board of the National Operating Committee on
the Standards for Athletic Equipment.
Dana Tasson, MD
Dana Tasson (he/him) earned his BS and MD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed a psychiatry residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon and is board certified in psychiatry. He has worked in college health for all of his career and currently serves as the Associate Vice Provost for Student Health and Wellbeing at Portland State University. Dana has been active in ACHA for the last 12 years. He served as vice president and president of the Pacific Coast College Health Association and on the ACHA board as member at large and treasurer. His professional interests include college student mental health, student insurance, health disparities, and behavioral intervention teams. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his husband Greg and their cat Myrtle. He enjoys experiencing the beauty of the pacific northwest, travel, and cooking for family and friends.
Vice President (2021-2023)
Darren Oliver Aaron, MSHA, NREMT
Darren Oliver Aaron works at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He has served as the Associate Director for the Student Health Service since 2010 and is now the Director of Finance and Operations for WFU's Health and Wellbeing consortium. In this position he is privileged to work a myriad campus services, including Student Health, University Counselling Center, Learning Assistance and Disability Services, Chaplain’s Office, Campus Recreation, and the Office of Wellbeing. Darren earned his master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. After gaining experiences with private practice groups, for-profit hospitals, and community health, Darren joined the Student Health Service at Wake Forest to provide proactive, supportive care at this important point in people’s lives. As a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician, he serves as the Advisor for Wake Forest Emergency Medical Services, a student volunteer group that responds to 911 medical calls on the WFU campus. Darren served as Member at Large for the ACHA Board in 2019-2021. He currently serves as the Treasurer with the Southern College Health Association (SCHA) Board. Each year, Darren helps coordinate the Sunbelt Directors and Administrators Meeting. This forum, sponsored by SCHA, is designed to bring decision makers from a variety of campus health settings across the nation together to share innovations, struggles, and opportunities.
Immediate President (2021-2023)
Kim M. Webb, MEd, LPC, FACHA
Kim Webb received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her career started in psychiatric rehabilitation with adults with axis I diagnosis and multiple co-morbidities, many of whom were forensic clients. This work piqued her interest in understanding trauma and the prevalence and culture of sexual violence, particularly within vulnerable communities. As part of this discovery, she worked in Rwanda with survivors of the genocide, where she also taught in Kigali and at the University of Butare. Later, she pursued her LPC to increase her ability to support individuals. She has over 20 years’ experience working with folks who have experienced trauma related to relationship and sexual violence. The past 16 years she has worked specifically with a college population. As the Director of Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center at Washington University in St. Louis, she is committed to raising awareness of these huge public health issues, promoting community engagement, and fostering a trauma informed campus. On the national level, she serves on the board of directors for ACHA has served this organization in several capacities, currently serving as president-elect. She co-authored a toolkit for college campuses entitled Addressing Relationship and Sexual Violence: A Trauma Informed Approach, commissioned by ACHA, as well as Best Practices for Sensitive Exams. In 2018, she was honored to receive the Ruth E. Boynton Award for distinguished service to ACHA along with the authors of the aforementioned toolkit.
Joel Schwartzkopf, MPAS, MBA, FACHE
Joel (he/him) is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Health and Wellbeing at WSU Pullman, with responsibility for Cougar Health Services and University Recreation. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University, a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska and completed his Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services at Creighton University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and currently serves as Treasurer of the American College Health Association. Formerly, he has served as an elected member of the Administration Section and as President of the Rocky Mountain College Health Association. He loves working with students and is passionate about improving health equity and access to services for students everywhere.