Mary Ann Sprinkle

Vice President, Development

Woodruff Health Sciences Center


A native of Virginia, Mary Ann Sprinkle serves as the Vice President for Development for the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center at Emory University, a position she has held since August 1, 2017.   In this role, Sprinkle provides leadership and strategic direction for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center and its tripartite mission of education, research and patient care, including Emory University School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Rollins School of Public Health, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Winship Cancer Institute and Emory Healthcare.

Prior to the appointment at Emory University, Sprinkle served as the Associate Vice President for Advancement/Chief Development Officer at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida for more than a decade.  In that role, she oversaw the comprehensive teams responsible for fundraising, alumni/ae relations, grateful patient initiatives and special events for the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine.  The Miller School of Medicine raised more than $1B for Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami.  This campaign successfully finished with a total of $1.6B in support for the University of Miami and, combined with the initial Momentum Campaign, raised a total of $3B during the tenure of President Donna E. Shalala.  Additionally, Sprinkle served as Assistant Vice President for Medical Development and Alumni Relations for the Miller School of Medicine, Director of Development for the National Parkinson Foundation and Managing Director of Development for Florida Grand Opera.  Prior to her fourteen years in Florida, Sprinkle's fundraising career was largely in the Pacific Northwest.

Among her professional and personal affiliations, Sprinkle has been active with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), serving in several regional and national leadership roles; the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), where she has served as speaker and facilitator at national conferences; and with Stephens College, her undergraduate alma mater.   She serves as secretary of the non-profit board, United HomeCare, Inc., the largest provider of home health care in Miami-Dade County, Florida. In addition to graduating summa cum laude from Stephens College, in Columbia, Missouri, with a B.A. in Psychology, Sprinkle holds an M.S. in Counseling from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.