Sara Rogers provides programmatic leadership and management for many of the Network’s projects. As an experienced facilitator, Sara oversees the Network’s partnership with the East Side Health and Well-being Collaborative, participates on trainings in public health messaging through the Becoming Better Messaging initiative and leads internal working groups on data collection and evaluation. In her role at the Network’s Southeastern Region, Sara conducts research on legislation impacting racial and health equity and identifies implementation strategies that build the capacity of public health agencies, organizations, and collaboratives to effective use law and policy to improve health outcomes.

Prior to joining the Network, Sara worked for the Public Health Law Center, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and the International Rescue Committee. She also served in the Peace Corps in education volunteer in Bulgaria, where she developed curriculum and learning tools and taught English in grades 5-12. Sara is Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. She received her B.A. in Global Studies from the University of Minnesota and her M.P.H. from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.