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Harrison Hayes


Harrison Hayes is the Executive Director of the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (VHWDA) and responsible for fulfilling the Authority's mission outlined by the Code of Virginia.

Before taking on this role at VHWDA, Harrison served as the Director of Workforce Development for VCU Health. During his time there, Harrison developed a workforce model to address critical vacancies at the hospital. He presented this model at the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities’ national conference and regularly represented the healthcare industry in regional workforce development discussions. Harrison is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of VHWDA and is passionate about improving the healthcare workforce across Virginia.

Harrison received his Master's in Counselor Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Howard University. Outside of work, Harrison enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, dining at the many great restaurants around RVA, and playing classical guitar.


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