Sarah Bounse’s mission is to support and implement anti-racist/equitable services, policies and practices to transform institutions and systems towards liberation and health for all. She has worked for local and state health departments, as well as academic medical centers and nonprofits. Sarah has 10+ years experience working in public health. As an independent consultant, she has harnessed her skills to best serve those most harmed by systemic oppression. Sarah’s most recent role was with the Tennessee Department of Health as their Director of Local Capacity Building, providing support for community members and health department staff to achieve health equity. She has also worked for local health departments in Tennessee (Nashville and Knoxville) to support their institutional and community-based health equity work. Sarah has also led health equity education initiatives as the Program Manager for Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Health Equity.
Sarah has served on the boards for Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi, Metro Nashville’s Committee for Antiracism & Equity, and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum’s Nashville chapter. Sarah has a Master of Public Health from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee.