Sheryl serves as SVP/Chief Risk Officer at Providence St Joseph Health. Providence is a 22 billion dollar company with 103,000 caregivers, based in 7 states with a broad range of services in health care and strong focus on innovation and population health. Sheryl’s responsibilities include oversight for compliance, audit, risk management and information security.
Prior to joining Providence St Joseph Health, Sheryl served as SVP/Chief Compliance and Audit Officer at University of California which is a 29 billion dollar company, 197,000 employees, locations nationally and internationally with a focus on healthcare, education, research and public service. Sheryl was awarded Senior Vice President Emerita for her service as the first Chief Compliance and Audit Officer at the University in November 2016.
Sheryl has received awards from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)® and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)® for her contributions to the compliance profession.
Ms. Vacca has over thirty years of health care, compliance and auditing experience. Prior to joining UC in 2007, she held varying and increasingly responsible positions, including Deloitte West Coast Health Care Regulatory Practice Leader and National Lead on Health Care Internal Audit. Ms. Vacca has held positions as VP/Internal Audit/Corporate Compliance Officer and numerous administrative leadership positions in health care and public sector. Sheryl has her MSN, RN and served as an Officer in the USAR, Nurse Corps where she received accommodations and achievement medals during reserve and active duty.
Sheryl is a board member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics & Health Care Compliance Association and is a past President of this association. In addition, Sheryl is an international speaker and has published on several articles in different aspects of compliance and internal audit.