Dr. Wilkerson co-founded Galen in 1990. Dr. Wilkerson has focused on healthcare throughout his career, beginning as a Group Product Director for Ortho Diagnostics Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company. He was with Smith Barney as a Vice President specializing in medical analysis and research before moving to Channing, Weinberg & Co., Inc. in 1980 – the firm he purchased and turned into The Wilkerson Group, a leading healthcare consultancy sold to IBM.

Dr. Wilkerson currently serves on the Board of Directors of Stericycle, Inc. and several of Galen’s privately held portfolio companies. A founder of the E.L. Rose Conservancy in Pennsylvania, he is also Chairman of Atlantic Health Systems and Trustee and former President of the Museum of American Folk Art. He earned a Ph.D. from Cornell University and is a member of the Cornell University Council and immediate past Chairman of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences advisory board.