Central VA: Lunch with Leadership – Sheryl Garland


Date(s) - February 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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The Lunch with Leadership series is a half hour virtual event that connects WiH members and participants with local leadership as they share their career and personal story. Please join us for an engaging discussion with Sheryl Garland, Chief of Health Impact for the VCU Health System, and learn about her  journey toward being an industry leader.


Sheryl Garland is a native of Richmond, Virginia who received an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in 1982 and a Masters in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1988.  As Chief of Health Impact, Sheryl is responsible for building programs and partnerships to improve the health of populations and communities served by VCU Health System.  Prior to this appointment, she served in various leadership roles including Vice President for Health Policy and Community Relations, Vice President for Community Outreach, Director of Ambulatory Care Services, and Director of Planning. In addition to her health system responsibilities, she has held positions within Virginia Commonwealth University including Director of Community Outreach for the VCU Institute for Women’s Health, Administrative Director of the VCU Center on Health Disparities, and Director of the VCU Office of Health Innovation.  Sheryl is the recipient of several awards including the American College of Health Care Executives Regent’s Early Career Healthcare Executive Award, the VCU Presidential Award for Community Multicultural Enrichment (Administrator Award), VCU/MCV School of Medicine Dean’s Award for Community Service, YWCA of Richmond Outstanding Woman of the Year Award in the field of Health/Science, the VCU Department of Health Administration Alumni of the Year Award, and the First African Baptist Church Community Leader’s Award.  She has  participated in Leadership Metro Richmond, the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems’ (America’s Essential Hospitals) ambulatory fellows program, the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, and LEAD Virginia.  Sheryl is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and a member of SisterFund, an African American Women’s Giving Circle.  She serves on the boards of the MCV Foundation, University Health Services-Professional Education Programs, Institute for Public Health Innovation, and The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond. She is past chair of Vizient’s Vulnerable Patient Population Network and is currently President of the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate.

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