Leadership

Becky Sawyer

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Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

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).