Sara McVicker was first elected to the VVA National Board of Directors as Region 3 Director in 2011, and was re-elected to the position in 2013, 2015, and 2017.
McVicker served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from 1968–1971, including a tour in Vietnam where she served as a staff and head nurse at the 71st Evacuation Hospital in Pleiku.
She has been a member of VVA since 1982, and has been a delegate to all but four National Conventions since. McVicker served as secretary of the VVA Washington State Council from 1987–1990, and has been secretary of the VVA Maryland State Council since 2008. She served on the VA’s Advisory Committee on Women Veterans from 2011–2016.
McVicker received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master’s in nursing from Emory University. She later worked as an instructor and assistant professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. She started a program in infection control at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, S.C., and joined the Department of Veterans Affairs as an infection control specialist.
McVicker retired after 27 years in the Veterans Health Administration, where her last position was clinical program manager for the Office of Primary and Ambulatory Care.Send Email