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 has served as a strategic thinking partner to national foundations and jurisdictions around the world. Sarah leads the team providing technical assistance and strategic support to 25 Innovation Teams across four countries that are changing the way cities tackle their most urgent problems to deliver better results for residents with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
She has directed our work with New York City on 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 shaped our approach to strategic planning and led strategy development for major social service organizations, including Sanctuary for Families, a pioneer in caring for victims of gender violence, and Bowery Residents’ Committee, a leading homeless services provider.
Prior to joining the firm, Sarah spent over a decade working in New York City government on topics such as 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.