Sarah Holland is the executive director for the Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VaOHC). Prior to her work with VaOHC, Sarah was with the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF), the largest funder of dental safety net providers in Virginia.
During her time with the VHCF, Sarah expanded access to oral health care for underserved and uninsured Virginians by strengthening the operations of existing dental safety net providers and stimulating the creation of new providers throughout the Commonwealth. Among many successes, she negotiated costs savings for the dental safety net valued at over half a million dollars.
Sarah's background includes directing public policy and communications efforts for the American Cancer Society where she successfully lobbied for patient rights and tobacco control, and for the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center where she shaped and executed the communications strategy for the Phoenix Campus of University of Arizona’s School of Medicine.
In addition to her current position at VaOHC, Sarah serves as an adjunct professor for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and is a member of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Executive Healthcare Committee, and the Dental Advisory Committee, which oversees the Virginia Medicaid dental program. Additionally, she was a member of the 2013 Class of LEAD Virginia.
Sarah holds a Master’s of Science in Communication Management from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech.