Sara L. Allen

sara allen consultant

Sara currently serves as the Executive Director for the Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade. This website is for her former business offering nonprofit management consulting services.

Sara’s Bio

With over 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, organizational development and strategic planning, Sara helped clients overcome challenges and realize goals.

Highlights of her work include:

  • facilitating workshops for participants to identify management strengths, successes and areas for growth;

  • leading organizational efforts to define operational policies, improve workflow and streamline technology systems;

  • facilitating business and community partnerships to enhance the health and well-being of communities;

  • designing websites for social sector and business clients to express the best of who they are and what they do; and

  • facilitating interactive strategic planning and visioning sessions with nonprofit boards to guide organizations toward achieving their mission.

Sara’s care for the community extends beyond the professional realm. She mentored a young girl in Alexandria, Va. for over six years. She provided planning support for a counseling program at a free medical clinic that serves a multicultural, low-income population. And, she served on the vestry and pastoral care team at her church, Christ the King Anglican in Alexandria, Va.

Sara has been a resident of the Washington, D.C. metro region since 2002. Originally from California and raised in Asheville, NC, she holds a master’s degree in public communication from American University and a bachelor’s degree in religion and women’s studies from Duke University. 

Sara has a wonderful way of balancing listening and leadership in her role as a consultant. She discerns well when it is time to stop and listen, when to challenge an idea or process and when to push the project forward to execution.
— Nonprofit Client