Becky Sawyer is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Sentara Healthcare. She is responsible for HR administration for 28,000 employees across 12 hospitals and a fully integrated system with clinical and health plan operations in Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama and Ohio.
Prior to her promotion to a senior corporate position, Ms. Sawyer was Vice President of HR responsible for nine hospitals, plus Sentara Medical Group, Sentara Enterprises, Sentara Life Care and the Sentara-owned health plan, Optima Health. In 26 years with Sentara, Ms. Sawyer has held increasingly responsible HR leadership positions across multiple divisions.
Ms. Sawyer co-led system implementation of an innovative ‘HR Solutions’ model, which concentrates expertise and streamlines delivery of HR services across the enterprise.
Ms. Sawyer supports a strategic HR program to maintain a positive, diverse, multigenerational workplace where members of the team develop their full potential and contribute to the Sentara mission to improve health every day.
Ms. Sawyer has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Troy University and a master’s in public administration from Arkansas State University.
She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).