Sarah is a Vice President of Client Partnerships with Beacon Health Options, the nation’s largest independently operated managed behavioral health organization. Sarah’s work focuses on designing and implementing innovative programs to deliver mental health and substance use services to people in the Western United States. Prior to joining Beacon, Sarah worked as a health policy consultant, working directly with top state Medicaid officials and engaging stakeholders on divisive public policy issues. Sarah also worked for two years at Harvard University’s Global Health Delivery Program, where she collaborated with international health care leaders to study successful models of health care delivery. She began her career as a newspaper reporter, covering health care and social welfare issues in California. She won numerous journalism awards and published in many outlets, including the New York Times and Harvard Business School Press. Sarah has a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.