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About Sarah

Sarah Holland is the CEO of Virginia Health Catalyst, an alliance of individuals and organizations improving the health care system in Virginia to ensure all individuals have access to affordable, comprehensive health care inclusive of oral health. Sarah leads this charge by building strategic partnerships with health experts and thought leaders to address societal, environmental, clinical, and systemic needs to advance public health in the Commonwealth. In her nearly twenty years of effort to improve public health systems, she has gained expertise in state and federal policy, clinical care infrastructure, and how systems are affected by systemic racism and inequities. Notably, Sarah led a successful advocacy campaign to add an adult dental benefit to Virginia's Medicaid program – paving the way for nearly a million adults to access covered oral health services. She negotiated cost savings for the dental safety net valued at over half a million dollars. Sarah will continue to drive change in Virginia by advancing care integration and patient-centric care models, improving equitable access to water, and ensuring that the health care system supports and promote overall health.

 

Sarah began her career after receiving a Bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and achieved a Masters’ degree from Simmons University in 2002. She is a proud alumni of Richmond Memorial Health Foundations Equity and Health Fellowship and Lead Virginia and serves on numerous boards.