At S360, Sarah leads clients’ advocacy efforts with a passion for delivering long-lasting results. As Senior Director in Sacramento, she offers clients specific expertise navigating the complex healthcare landscape in the state, including policies impacting access to health care, community health, labor relations, worker’s compensation, public works, hospital and health care finance and infrastructure.
Prior to S360, Sarah served as the Senior Legislative Advocate for the Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD), representing the state’s public health care providers. During this time, she was responsible for leading ACHD’s advocacy and public affairs program. Before ACHD, Sarah was with the California Special Districts Association, which represents California’s Special Districts that provide critical public services to millions of Californians. She is also a graduating member of the Sacramento Semester Program, an educational pathway that allows individuals to specialize in California policy and politics.
Sarah has in-depth and proven experience in telehealth, hospital infrastructure, emergency preparedness and public safety power shut offs (PSPS), Medi-Cal, and the health care workforce. She has served on the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) Medi-Cal Telehealth Advisory Working Group and the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) working group on PSPS response. Sarah has worked with clinics, skilled nursing facilities, ambulance, and hospital providers. With an abundance of experience, she has a deep understanding of the health care industry and its perception in Sacramento and worked to represent health care providers during the pandemic.
Sarah serves on the board of Capitol Network, a non-partisan philanthropic organization connecting women in government and political careers. She is a graduate of Chico State University with a degree in Political Science, International Relations and Ethics, Justice, and Policy, and is currently pursuing her Juris Doctorate at the McGeorge School of Law, with a specialty in Advocacy. In her free time, Sarah competes on McGeorge’s negotiations team and volunteers at the Sacramento Crisis Nursery.