Vernicka Porter-Sales DO, FAAP

Chief of Population Health and Performance Services, Legacy Community Health

As an Executive Medical Officer, Dr. Porter-Sales has two decades of clinical experience and 10 years in managed care. Board certified in Pediatrics, Dr. Porter-Sales most recently served as Chief Medical Officer at Community Health Choice following many years of experience at Aetna as Regional Medicaid Medicare Director and United Health Care as Senior Medical Director. As Legacy’ Chief of Population Health & Legacy Performance Services, Dr. Porter-Sales is responsible for the overall strategic direction and coordination of population health, care coordination management, value-based care, and outcomes. She oversees managed care contracts and collaborates with leadership to develop value-based business and care models. Dr. Porter-Sales earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Tuskegee University and became a Neurophysiology Technician through the Baylor College of Medicine, Restorative Neurology Department. After earning her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Porter-Sales completed her internship in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and her Pediatric Residency at Cooper University Hospital.