Cheryl E. H. Locke

Cheryl E. H. Locke, Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer

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 division.

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.

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