Meet our New Board Member: Sarah Clark!
Sarah’s library story began when she was growing up in a small Tennessee town with the stacks of the Carnegie library that opened up new worlds and horizons.
In 1998, she retired from the US State Department’s Foreign assistance agency, where she had served at DC Headquarters and in West Africa and Haiti.
Brought to the west coast by the Packard Foundation for a second career, Sarah led their global and domestic program for reproductive health, one of the three flagship programs of the foundation. In 2006, she retired from Packard Foundation and moved to Santa Cruz from Silicon Valley, where she began a third career working remotely for a DC private consulting firm on global public health issues. After retiring “for good” in 2016 (Sarah is still consulting part-time), Sarah joined the Board of Ecology Action, of which she is the current chair. She volunteered at Gault School, and first joined the Friends to help with the 2021 capital campaign for the Branciforte and Garfield Park branches.
Deepening her involvement with the Friends, Sarah joined a campaign communications team and was voted onto the Board of Directors at the September meeting. Sarah is knowledgeable about governance structure and development, and the Friends are grateful for her experience and service.
-Bruce Cotter, Executive Director