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VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21)


Leadership Team

Portrait of Sheila M. Cullen

Sheila M. Cullen | 707-562-8350

Network Director

Sheila M. Cullen was appointed Director, VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) in June 2008 by James B. Peake, M.D., Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.
Ms. Cullen previously served as Medical Center Director (San Francisco VA Medical Center, VA Northern California Health Care System), Associate Medical Center Director (Martinez VA Medical Center, Reno VA Medical Center) and Associate/Acting Director for the VA Western Region in San Francisco, CA. Ms. Cullen began her VA career as an Administrative Resident at the Bronx, New York VA Medical Center.
Ms. Cullen attended Fordham University for undergraduate studies and City University of New York for graduate studies in Health Care Administration. Ms. Cullen has been nationally recognized for her executive leadership achievements and is a recipient of the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award (2003) and the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award (2006).
Ms. Cullen serves on numerous national Boards and Committees. She also serves as a mentor and coach to candidates with executive potential in VA and VHA executive development programs and has done so over the years.