Sr. Vice President, Our Children’s House and System Clinical Programs
Vanessa Walls serves as Sr. Vice President of Our Children’s House and System Clinical Programs. She joined Children’s Health System of Texas (Children’s Health) in 2011 and has held many roles leading to her current responsibilities, including three years as the Administrator for Children’s Medical Center Plano. Today, Vanessa supports the mission of Children’s Health to make life better for children by leading delivery of specialty pediatric care in sites close to home while also leading Our Children’s House, a 39-bed pediatric specialty hospital. In addition to her operational responsibilities Vanessa leads system clinical programs across all sites of care within in Children’s Health.
Vanessa received her undergraduate degree in Health Administration from Auburn University and her Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Her career has spanned 30+ years as a leader in health administration, including positions in both urban and rural hospitals and ranging in size from 100 beds to 900+ beds.