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Sarah Hanck

Managing Director, Strategy & Impact, Organizational Performance, The Rockefeller Foundation

Sarah Hanck joined The Rockefeller Foundation in October 2019. As a member of the Organizational Performance team, she strengthens the Foundation’s performance and impact through innovative strategy, measurement, and learning practices. She works most closely with the Foundation’s health and food initiatives.

Sarah has nearly 20 years of experience designing, implementing, and measuring global health programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Working across the private, non-profit, and academic sectors, Sarah has helped organizations address some of global health’s most pressing challenges in maternal and child health, HIV, non-communicable diseases, human rights, digital health, and health system strengthening.

Before joining the Foundation, Sarah was a vice president at Rabin Martin, a global health strategy firm. There she developed programs, partnerships, and measurement strategies for corporate social responsibility and philanthropic clients including Merck for Mothers, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, ELMA Philanthropies, AstraZeneca, and others.

Earlier in her career, Sarah led HealthRight International’s Asia portfolio, building interventions and implementation research efforts in Nepal and Vietnam to address maternal and newborn health and HIV. Prior to that, she coordinated a multi-million dollar implementation research effort of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Avahan HIV Initiative.

Sarah received a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College and an MPH from Yale University.

Authored Content

  • Jun 03 2021
    Blog Post Calculating the Impact of Next Phase of Covid-19 Testing Scenarios for Schools As more school districts commit to offering in-person learning for most or all of their students, many are grappling with the costs and benefits of conducting routine COVID-19 testing as part of their comprehensive prevention approach, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) recent guidance for K−12 schools. School districts now […] Christina Silcox, John Hotchkiss, Sarah Hanck
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