A skilled strategist, Sarah draws on her experience collaborating with municipal leaders around the world to implement innovative and effective policy and programming. Her areas of expertise include program design, performance measurement, strategic planning, and operations and business process analysis.
At Bennett Midland, Sarah leads the project team collaborating with Bloomberg Philanthropies to provide technical assistance and strategic support to more than 20 Innovation Teams across four countries that are changing the way cities tackle their most urgent problems to deliver better results for residents. She has also directed our work in New York City with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration in areas of behavioral health, homeless services, child welfare, and public safety. In particular, she successfully guided the Mayor’s Task Force on Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System to develop concrete, actionable recommendations aimed at reducing the number of individuals with behavioral health needs who enter the criminal justice system. Additionally, Sarah has led strategic planning for major social service organizations, including Sanctuary for Families, a pioneer in caring for victims of gender violence.
Prior to joining the firm, Sarah spent over a decade working in New York City government with agencies including child welfare, police oversight, and juvenile justice, and advising the office of the mayor on citywide health and human services initiatives. Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from the New School and a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and Political Philosophy from Sarah Lawrence College.