Prior to joining OMB, Sarah served the Federal Labor Relations Authority's (FLRA's) Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for management of agency-wide administrative offices, including budget and finance, administrative services, information technology, and human capital. Through her work at the FLRA -- which at the time was deemed as a leader with respect to employee engagement -- Sarah regularly provided guidance and advice to other federal agencies, promoting and sharing her extensive experience and best practices. Sarah also served as a labor-management subject-matter expert because of her legal experience administering the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute and her work supporting the FLRA Chairman in the role of a member of the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations. Additionally, she was the Small Agency Council representative on the government-wide President's Diversity and Inclusion in Government Council, working to develop guidance to cultivate an organizational workplace culture that supports inclusion, collaboration, employee engagement, transparency, information sharing, cognitive diversity, and equity for all federal employees that is intended to directly enable the federal government to achieve high-level organizational performance.
Sarah is a career federal employee. She stated as a FLRA staff attorney in 1996 and remained there for more than 20 years serving in numerous positions, including Assistant General Counsel for Legal Policy & Advice and Counsel for Regulatory and External Affairs. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Salem State College and her Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School. Sarah also received a Certificate in Public Management from the USDA Graduate School in partnership with George Washington University and, is a Senior Fellow having completed the Excellence in Government Fellows Program of the Partnership for Public Service, Center for Government Leadership. She is a member of the bar of New York, the United States Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.