Atlanta, Georgia – United States
Sarah A. Morrison is president and CEO of Shepherd Center. She joined Shepherd
Center in 1984, immediately after earning her bachelor’s degree in physical
therapy at the University of Miami, where she graduated summa cum laude. She
then received her master’s degrees in healthcare and business administration from
Georgia State University, where she was awarded the Max G. Holland scholarship
for the highest grade point average in the graduate business program.
Since 1984, Sarah has served in various leadership roles at Shepherd Center,
including vice president of clinical services, director of the Spinal Cord Injury
Program, director of the medical/surgical and ICU programs, manager of the spinal
cord injury day program, a physical therapy supervisor and a physical therapist.
Sarah’s career-long tenure at Shepherd Center is a testament to her unceasing
passion and commitment to the center’s long-term success in carrying out its dayto-
day mission to advocate for all people with temporary or permanent disabilities
and assist them in living their lives with independence and dignity.
Well-respected in the healthcare community, Sarah has written many peerreviewed
publications, presented nationally and internationally and has actively
participated research studies. In 2013, Sarah received the award for Clinical
Excellence in Neurology from the Neurological Section of the American Physical
Therapy Association (APTA).
Friday, November 8
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM