Sarah Allison

Director of Administrative Services

Based in Salem, Virginia, Sarah Allison (she/her/hers) has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2012. She has dedicated her career to building organizational capacity through trauma-informed care, cross-cultural communication, and program management. As a seasoned administrator, she is passionate about refining internal systems to empower leaders to execute their missions with efficiency and joy.

Raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Sarah’s love for the outdoors started early as she spent time near the Chesapeake Bay and camping with her family. After relocating to Georgia and completing her B.A. in Spanish Language and Culture from Valdosta State University, she developed a love for backpacking and hiking while building her administrative and communication skills as an English for Speakers of Other Languages teacher.

Following the completion of her M.A. in International Human Rights from the University of Denver in 2015, Sarah worked abroad as a consultant in the international aid sector for organizations including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Rise Against Hunger. In recognition of the Eurocentric biases of the international aid world, Sarah refocused her career domestically and uses her power to promote, hire, and hold space to ensure that people of color are heard in all settings. She has served as the Evaluation Director for TEAM Wellness & Prevention, Data and Partnerships Manager for United Way of Larimer County, and Program Manager for CASA of Larimer County. Outside of the office, Sarah can be found cycling through the Blue Ridge Mountains, hiking with her dog, Mister Dog, and volunteering as a local Tree Steward.

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