Sarah Lyman

Executive Director , Alliance Healthcare Foundation
San Diego, CA

  • Health Access
  • Health and Economic Development
  • Health Conversion Foundation
  • Health Equity
  • Impact Investing
  • Shifting Foundation Capital

About Sarah

Sarah is the Executive Director of Alliance Healthcare Foundation, working to advance health and wellness in San Diego and Imperial Counties. With nearly a decade of prior 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. Prior to joining Alliance, Sarah served as the Executive Vice President for Empire Health Foundation (EHF) in eastern Washington State, which oversees $70 million per year in funding. She is passionate about finding solutions to complex social issues and creating sustainable positive impact. 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. In 2014, Sarah was selected as one of Terrance Keenan Institute’s Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy through Grant Makers in Health.