H. Sook Wilkinson

H. Sook Wilkinson

H. Sook Wilkinson

Appointed February 13, 2009, by Governor Jennifer Granholm for a term that will expire December 31, 2016.

Dr. H. Sook Wilkinson, Ph.D. holds the highest level of license to practice psychology in the State of Michigan.  She has served more than 35 years as a clinical psychologist in various settings, working with children and families, as well as adults battling depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.  An expert in international adoption, Wilkinson has helped adoptees develop healthy identities through research, clinical work, and volunteering.  She is the author of Birth is More Than Once:  The Inner World of Adopted Korean Children and co-editor of After the Morning Calm:  Reflections of Korean Adoptees.  The Michigan Psychological Association awarded her Fellow status in recognition of her professional contributions.

Her passion for supporting her community led her to serving on a number of local, state, and national boards and committees, many of them in a leadership position, including Merrill Palmer Institute of Wayne State University, Michigan Women Psychologists, Michigan State’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, Global Detroit, Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Korean American Women’s Association, Korean American Cultural Center of SE Michigan, and others.

Currently, she is proud to serve on the board of Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum, a national organization in the Bay area that promotes health equity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.