- Job Title(s)
- Director of Community Engagement
- 919-474-8370 ex. 4014
- [email protected]
As the Director of Community Engagement, Sarah provides strategic leadership for the Foundation to make a positive impact in the community. She fosters strong relationships with nonprofit, government, and corporate leaders to understand needs in the community and broker relationships to help address those needs.
Sarah returns to the Foundation after serving as a Shannon St. John Fellow in 2012. Before (re)joining the Foundation, Sarah worked with the Resourceful Communities Program of The Conservation Fund to support grassroots organizations in eastern North Carolina leverage the natural resources in their communities to expand access to healthy foods and places to be physically active. Most recently, Sarah served as Managing Director of Greater Greater Washington, in Washington, DC where she helped the organization transition from being volunteer-run to staff led. During her time there she also helped build a new advocacy program, which pushed for housing and land use policy reforms to address the growth and change in the region.
Sarah holds a master’s degree in social work from UNC-Chapel Hill, with a focus on policy and community systems, as well as a certificate in nonprofit management. She received her Bachelor of Arts from The College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, majoring in Spanish and Psychology.
She lives with her husband, Tim, and kids Theo and Linden, in Trinity Park in Durham.