Full Name
Sarah Lyman
Job Title
MBA, Executive Director
Alliance Healthcare Foundation
Speaker Bio
Sarah has served as Alliance Healthcare Foundation’s Executive Director since July 2019. Alliance Healthcare Foundation works to advance health and wellness for marginalized and under resourced populations in San Diego and Imperial Counties through grantmaking, strategic partnerships, and impact investing. Key focus areas for the foundation include advancing economic security and mobility, supporting the safety net, and advancing sustainable innovation – all with an explicit health equity lens.

Prior to joining Alliance, Sarah served as the Executive Vice President for Empire Health Foundation (EHF) in eastern Washington State. With over a decade of experience catalyzing results in health philanthropy, Sarah brings unique leadership to the intersection of population health, systems change and collaboration in order to advance health equity. While at EHF, Sarah was instrumental in designing and building the organization from its inception into a thriving agent for community change, leveraging and managing resources over 18x its annual endowed grant making. She also played a key leadership role in launching the first performance-based-contracting network administrator for Child Welfare in Washington State, as well as the state’s first Program Administrator for the $100 million Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment.

Sarah is currently an active board member for Catalyst of San Diego and Imperial Counties and a member of San Diego State University’s Public Health Advisory Board as well as the San Diego Community Information Exchange (CIE) Advisory Board. Recently she served as a Mayoral appointee for the City of San Diego’s Middle Income Housing task force.
Sarah Lyman