Notable Heroes in Health Care: Sheryl Laird

Sheryl Laird was one of the original employees at the Women’s Care Center of Milwaukee when it opened in 2010. 

She has served as a counselor, ultrasonographer, parent educator and center manager for WCCM. In 2017, she became the executive director.

WCCM medical director Dr. James Linn oversees the health care and federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments compliance for the center. 

Linn, who is affiliated with Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee and the Sixteenth Street Community Clinic, is also an associate clinical professor of OB/GYN at the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Laird, Linn and the WCCM’s clinical team pivoted due to the Safer at Home order, holding counseling sessions over the phone, performing ultrasounds for those most in need and providing curbside delivery of essential baby supplies. 

“The WCCM team served women experiencing unplanned pregnancies every step of the way without compromising their standards of compassionate care,” said Michael Hansen, founding board member of WCCM.

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