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Sheryl Garland

Joined the board in: 2021

Professional Title: Chief of Health Impact, VCU Health System and Executive Director, VCU Office of Health Equity.

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. .  In her role as Executive Director of Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) Office of Health Equity, she leads a team that integrates the principles of health equity into VCU’s core missions.  She is the recipient of several awards, including the American College of Health Care Executives Regent’s Early Career Healthcare Executive Award, YWCA of Richmond Outstanding Woman of the Year Award in the field of Health/Science, and the VCU Department of Health Administration Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Sheryl is also a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and a member of SisterFund. She serves on the State Board of Social Services and the boards of the MCV Foundation, American Heart Association -Richmond Affiliate, Virginia Center for Health Innovation and is the Chair of the board of the Institute for Public Health Innovation. 

A native of Richmond, Sheryl received an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in 1982 and a master’s in Health Administration from VCU in 1988. She is married to her best friend, Chris Garland, and has two amazing daughters, Christian and Cameran