Development Director

Statewide | Pronouns: She/Her/Femme

As a young woman, after her father tested positive for HIV, Sara began organizing with ACT-UP and became involved in the harm reduction movement to end drug-related harm, including HIV. In response to the discrimination and arrests her father faced as the result of being a gay man, her experienes of anti-semitism and her own experiencing of abuse growing up, Sara has a passion and has spent her life fighting for justice and collective liberation.

As a co-founder of GenerationFIVE, Sara was part of developing transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse and is committed to harm reduction – non-criminalizing responses to harm. She is an anti-racist, Jewish activist committed to human rights and justice in Palestine. After attending community college, UC Santa Cruz and finally UC Berkeley and after years doing community-based needle exchange, street-based wellness and harm reduction work, Sara went on to get a Masters in Public Health. Sara loves being a queer mother of a four-year old and guardian to her sister with disabilities. She has been with YWFC since January 2019.