Sr. Vice President, Our Children’s House and System Clinical Programs
Vanessa Walls joined Children’s Health System of Texas (Children’s Health) in 2011 as the Vice President of Ambulatory Care. Since that time, she has had many roles at Children’s Health 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 strategic 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 26+ 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.