Sarah is one of those people who ‘gets things done’ and has a penchant for bringing out the best in people. With an enthusiastic and genuinely friendly attitude, Sarah radiates a sincere passion for delivering value and benefits to the teams she leads and serves. She has built award-winning teams and has been recognized by The Kansas City Business Journal as a ‘Woman Who Means Business’, a “Next Gen Leader’ and ‘Rising Star’ by KC Business Magazine, and an Outstanding Executive by Advancing Women in Technology.
With a B.S. in Hospitality Administration, a Master’s in Business, and certification in Healthcare Administration, Sarah began her career in the hotel and casino industry in Las Vegas, NV, before making the purposeful decision to move into the healthcare industry. Her first 5 years in healthcare were at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV. Immediately following, she began her ten-year career with HCA (Hospital Corporation of America). Promoted three times in her ten-year tenure with HCA, culminating in a Division CIO position, Sarah’s contributions centered on leading the development and delivery of IT in a shared service model along with scalable operational programs and development activities.
Currently, Sarah serves as the Vice President of IT Change Management for OptumCare. OptumCare is the nation’s leading physician-led, value-oriented care delivery system with over 14M patients, 50k aligned physicians, 7k advanced practice clinicians, and 1.1k clinics. OptumCare has been committed to developing innovative models of healthcare delivery that improve their patients’ quality of life while containing healthcare costs. Their strength is in their steadfast commitment to their guiding principle of coordinated care. Their physicians strive daily to bring the benefits of coordinated care to patients who represent the diversity of cultures, socioeconomic groups, ages, and health statuses in the communities they serve.