Sheryl Garland, MHA
Disclosures: Non-Clinical Exception - 07/13/2021





Sheryl Garland, MHA, FACHE

Chief of Health Impact

VCU Health System


Sheryl Garland received an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in 1982 and a Masters in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1988. She began her career with the VCU Health System in 1988, serving 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. As Chief Health Impact Officer, she is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and building partnerships to make measurable, sustainable improvement on health issues that impact the populations and communities served by VCU Health.   In addition to her health system responsibilities, she has held numerous positions within Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine 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.   Ms. Garland has been the recipient of a number of awards including the American College of Health Care Executives Regent’s Early Career Healthcare Executive Award (1994), the VCU Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (Administrator Award – 1996), VCU/MCV School of Medicine Dean’s Award for Community Service (1999), YWCA of Richmond Outstanding Woman of the Year Award in the field of Health/Science (2000), and the VCU Department of Health Administration Alumni of the Year Award (2016)She has also participated in Leadership Metro Richmond (1992), the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems’ (now America’ Essential Hospitals) ambulatory fellows program (2003), the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute (2004), and LEAD Virginia (2005).  Ms. Garland serves on the boards of the MCV Foundation, VCU Health Continuing Education, the Institute for Public Health Innovation, and the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, currently serving as President of the board.  She is also a member of SisterFund, an African American Women’s Giving Circle, chair of the Vizient Vulnerable Patient Populations Network, and is a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives.