Sara has over 13 years of experience in public health, including four years as a Health Planner for the San Diego LGBT Center, coordinating logistical support and managing administrative functions for the County HIV Health Services Planning Council (now the San Diego HIV Planning Group). She also worked for seven years as a Program Manager at Christie’s Place, a nonprofit that provides HIV education, support, and advocacy, supervising program staff, coordinating programs, and performing quantitative and qualitative data analysis for quality assurance and evaluation. During her time at Christie’s Place, Sara helped develop the TIA/CHANGE model of trauma-informed service provision and has provided technical and capacity building assistance on implementing models of trauma-informed approaches. Most recently, Sara was the Associate Director of Special Populations at Family Health Centers of San Diego, overseeing and supporting HIV-focused organizational development, research, clinical practice, education, and training. She has a Master’s in Public Health with an emphasis in biostatistics and epidemiology from the University of Southern California, and certification from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing as a Certified Health Education Specialist. Sara is bilingual in Spanish and English.