Cheryl E. H. Locke
Locke has been vice president and chief diversity and
inclusion officer at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center since January 2016.
She initially joined the Medical Center in October 2008
as the first vice president and chief human resources officer to oversee both
the Hospital and the Wake Forest University Health Sciences Human Resources
Locke has 35 years of HR experience in various
industries, including at American Express and academic medical centers at the
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Prior to joining the Medical Center, Locke was chief
human resources officer at UAB, a 900-bed academic medical center and
comprehensive research university.
Locke is a member of the Society for Human Resources
Management, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration,
the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Diversity and Inclusion,
and the Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management.
Locke is a board member of Forsyth Futures, for which she
was previously president. She has also been president of Habitat for Humanity in
the past and is currently a chair of the WSSU Foundation Board of Directors.