Vivieca Wright Simpson, MSPH
Ms. Wright Simpson is a healthcare consultant with 35 years of progressive healthcare experience in the federal government and private-sector. She is a recognized successful executive with a demonstrative record of accomplishments and a breadth of experience in health care systems, complex hospitals, administrative operations, policy development, internal and external communication and employee engagement. Her core strengths are leadership acumen, strategic vision, dedication and diplomatic skills necessary to make a decisive impact and advance the system to the next level of growth and accomplishment.
Prior to becoming a healthcare consultant, Ms. Wright Simpson was a member of the senior executive team at the Department of Veterans Affairs and served as the Chief of Staff. As the Chief of Staff, she served as the senior most advisor to the Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs which is a Senate confirmed position. In this role, her scope consisted of: overseeing a $182.3 billion budget, 360,000 employees, 1700 sites of care, Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, National Cemetery Administration and the Board of Veterans Appeals throughout the United States. All to support 21 million Veterans and their families.
Ms. Wright Simpson also had the distinct honor of serving as the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Chief of Staff in which she represented and spoke on behalf of the Under Secretary for Health in high level discussions and negotiations to establish or implement all polices, practices, management, and operational activities for VHA. As the personal representative of the Under Secretary, she led department-wide activities involving organizational alignments, functional assessments, staffing and budget requirements that impacted VHA Central Office, Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs), and Medical Centers.
Ms. Wright Simpson received her Master of Science in Public Health Administration (Hospital Administration) from Meharry Medical College and her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Tennessee State University.
She has received numerous awards and Honors throughout her career. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority with over 25 years of service in her community and nationally.
Honors and Awards
Consistently recognized as an “OUTSTANDING” Senior Executive at VA. Received numerous awards and Honors throughout my career. A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority with over 25 years of service in her community and nationally