Since March 2018, Sarah has been the Communications and Technology Director at the organization. Previously, she held the position of Online Learning and Technology Director. Sarah initially joined IAFN in 2012 to manage the organization's SANE Sustainability Project. In January 2013, she became the Project Director of the Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training Project.
Prior to joining IAFN, Sarah spent 12 years as an advocate/trainer for anti-domestic violence organizations. For the past eight years, Sarah worked at the National Network to End Domestic Violence, providing training and technical assistance related to technology and its impact on survivors of stalking, sexual violence and domestic violence. Over the past twelve years, she has provided several hundred local, state, national, and international trainings,including in Canada, Mexico, and Guam. Additionally, she has written several articles on the use of technology and violence against women which have been published in a variety of journals including the Mississippi Law Journal, the Journal of Violence Against Women, and the Encyclopedia on Interpersonal Violence. Sarah has written testimony to be delivered to the US Senate and testified before the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics regarding Sensitive Information in Electronic Medical Records.Additionally, she was a member of the Policy Board for the Maryland Health Care Commission Statewide Health Information Exchange from 2010-2012. She has also served as a grant reviewer for the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women and National Institute of Justice.
Before joining NNEDV in 2004, Sarah worked at the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence and provided bilingual (English-Spanish)advocacy services at the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County (MD).
She holds a Bachelors of Arts from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Maryland and has done graduate work in Cybersecurity at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.