Sheryl Garland joined the VCU Health System in 1988 after completing an administrative residency at MCV Hospitals. Prior to her current appointment as vice president for Health Policy and Community Relations, she has served in various leadership roles in Planning and Ambulatory Care Services. In addition to her health system responsibilities, she has held numerous positions within VCU, including director of community outreach for the VCU Institute for Women’s Health, administrative director of the VCU Center on Health Disparities, and her current position, director of the VCU Office of Health Innovation.
Sheryl is a native Richmonder who received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a former trustee of the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, and currently serves on the boards of CrossOver Health Ministry and the University Health Services-Professional Education Programs. Sheryl is married to Christopher Garland and they are the proud parents of two daughters, Christian and Cameran.