Sarah joined the Stoneleigh Foundation in 2015. She has deep expertise in child welfare, behavioral health, and public health policy. In her role as a Senior Program Officer, she recruits new Fellows, supports current Fellows with project implementation and dissemination, and works closely with policy partners to strengthen Stoneleigh and its Fellows’ reach. Sarah also manages Stoneleigh’s Emerging Leader Fellowship program.
Before coming to Stoneleigh, Sarah spent seven years at PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was a founding member and on the leadership team. She worked to build PolicyLab’s “evidence to action” impact strategy and oversaw the center’s behavioral health and child welfare portfolios. She has led policy and strategy projects in Philadelphia and nationally, with her most recent work focusing on improving education and mental health care for children in the child welfare system. Sarah also served as the public health advisor to the Congressionally created Federal Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities and taught in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine’s Master of Science in Health Policy program. In her early career, Sarah provided technical support to HIV/AIDS organizations in the US and internationally, facilitated programs for LGBTQ youth, and mentored young people in foster care.
Sarah holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MSPH and MSW from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.