Sara J. McVicker

Region 3 Director

Sara McVicker received a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing. She then served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from 1968-1971, including a tour in Vietnam where she was a staff nurse and head nurse at the 71st Evacuation Hospital in Pleiku. Following her military service she received a master of nursing from Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She was an instructor and assistant professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing; started the infection control program at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina; and then joined the Department of Veterans Affairs as an infection control practitioner. Ms. McVicker retired after 27 years in the Veterans Health Administration, where her last position was as clinical program manager for the Office of Primary and Ambulatory Care in VA Central Office. She has been a member of VVA since 1982 and has been a delegate to all but four National Conventions. She served as Secretary for the Washington State Council from 1987-1990 and has been Secretary of the Maryland State Council since 2008. She was elected to the National Board of Directors as Region 3 Director in 2011 and re-elected in 2017. She has served on the VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans since 2011.

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