Sarah Baker is the Programs Director of Healthcare Ready. In this role she oversees the organization's preparedness and resilience programming, as well as policy research and analysis efforts. She additionally supports the organization's disaster activations, most recently serving as the deputy lead during the duration of the organization's response to the historic 2017 hurricane season.
Prior to joining Healthcare Ready, Sarah provided contract support to Department of Homeland Security components including FEMA’s National Preparedness Assessment Division and National Exercise Division. In this capacity she provided analytical support to reports including the National Preparedness Report and Hurricane Sandy After-action Report. She additionally developed expertise in the development of preparedness training and exercises, supporting planning, conduct, and evaluation of National Level Exercises and dozens of private sector exercises.
Sarah holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and Masters of Public Policy from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.