Sarah started her work at Community Health Network Foundation in January 2013. In her role as development manager, she works closely with patients, families and the caregivers at Community to marry philanthropic passions and the strategic vision of the network.
She was born and raised in Newburgh, Indiana, where most of her family still lives. In her fourth year of college at Indiana University Bloomington, Sarah found her passion in nonprofit work while completing an internship at United Way of Central Indiana. As a self-described “people pleaser,” she found work in nonprofit immensely rewarding and humbling.
After graduation, Sarah moved to Houston, Texas, for three years to begin her career. Her first nonprofit job at Special Olympics of Texas proved a great fit. After deciding to move back to the Hoosier state to be closer to family and to start a family of her own, Sarah was hired at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as the special events manager. A year later, an opportunity to work for Riley Children’s Foundation surfaced. As a Riley child herself, Sarah followed her heart and worked for six years as Riley’s stewardship officer. In 2012, a career advancing opportunity presented itself and Sarah made her move to Community Health Network Foundation.
As a volunteer, Sarah enjoys digging into community projects and seeing the fruits of her labor. She is a member of the Geist Elementary PTA and chairs the Fall Festival.
Sarah graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor of arts in sociology and psychology. She is married to Jamie Wood, who is the general manager of Indy Premier Soccer Club and together they have two young boys, Ashton and Lucas. In her downtime, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying to keep up with her two active children, traveling, and exercising, including yoga and boxing.