Sarah Holland is the CEO of the Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VaOHC), a statewide nonprofit improving the overall and oral health of all Virginians. Since VaOHC’s founding in 2010 Sarah has played a pivotal role in improving access to oral health care across the Commonwealth, including advocating for a comprehensive dental benefit for pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid, launching regional oral health alliance to address community specific challenges, and ensuring local community water systems remain fluoridated.
Prior to VaOHC, Sarah improved the health of Virginians through her work at the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF), the largest funder of dental safety net providers in Virginia. Among her many successes, she negotiated costs savings for the dental safety net valued at over half a million dollars. Her advocacy background stems from her work at the American Cancer Society where she successfully lobbied for patient rights and tobacco control.
Sarah serves as an adjunct professor for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, is a board member for the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, 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 and a 2017 Richmond Memorial Health Foundation Health and Equity Fellow.
Sarah holds a Master’s of Science in Communication Management from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech.