Coordinator, Healthcare Provider Programs
- Has worked at LBBC since 2018
- Was the full-time caregiver for her mother, who had metastatic breast cancer, for the last years of her life
- Enjoys reading biographies, museum-hopping, nature, and attempting to cook
Sara was introduced to LBBC shortly after her mother, Debra Silverman Strauss, became a peer volunteer on LBBC's Helpline. They attended LBBC's 2014 Metastatic Breast Cancer conference together, and were both thrilled when LBBC selected Debra as an honoree at the 2015 Butterfly Ball.
After being a full-time caregiver for Debra for three years, Sara joined LBBC's staff in 2018.
In her current role as coordinator of healthcare provider programming, Sara cultivates LBBC’s connections with all things HCP-related. This includes work on the Survivorship Series for Young Women affected by breast cancer, developing and implementing educational programming, and maintaining LBBC’s communication with its growing HCP network.
After college in Manhattan, Sara moved back to her hometown of Philadelphia where she began her nonprofit journey working in development at Jewish National Fund.
Outside of work, Sara's interests include reading biographies, museum-hopping, enjoying nature, and attempting to cook. Sara lives in West Philadelphia.
I feel so privileged to be able to offer healthcare providers additional support and new perspectives regarding the wellbeing of their patients. Cancer truly does take a village.