Sarah Shinkman is Program Director for the New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA). In this role, Sarah oversees program planning, execution and evaluation with the support of many dedicated volunteers. Sarah first began working for NEHA in March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic first began. During her tenure with the organization, she has led the creation of new virtual and hybrid programming to engage a wider audience.
Prior to joining NEHA, Sarah spent four year working for the Hemophilia Federation of America’s (HFA) Policy and Advocacy Team. Sarah first became involved in the bleeding disorders community through her brother-in-law, who has hemophilia.
Sarah developed a passion for grassroots advocacy as an AmeriCorps Member in Washington, D.C., where she led service-learning programs for thousands of student and adult volunteers from across the U.S. In 2011, Sarah was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her work in engaging volunteers in meaningful service opportunities.
Sarah graduated from St. Michael’s College in Vermont, with a degree in Political Science. She lives in her native Maine with her husband and two kids.