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Sarah Bounse

Sarah Bounse works alongside individuals and organizations to develop and implement anti-racist and equitable services, policies and practices to transform institutions and systems towards liberation and health for all. Her expertise lies in racial equity work. Sarah has developed organizational equity policies/practices, facilitated anti-racism initiatives, and led authentic community engagement strategies throughout her 10+ years of experience. As an independent consultant, she harnesses her skills as a facilitator, strategist, trainer and community organizer to best serve those most harmed by systemic racism and oppression.

In her consulting firm (Sarah Bounse Consulting), she has worked alongside large and small organizations, nonprofits and businesses throughout Middle Tennessee (the Center for Nonprofit Management, The Nashville Food Project, Tivity Health, The Healing Trust, The Maddox Fund and Meharry Medical College) and East Tennessee (Cattywampus Puppet Council, the Good Guy Collective and Knoxville City Council Movement). She has taught systemic racism and racial equity workshops, facilitated strategic and action planning processes rooted in racial equity, and provided coaching support in their organizational anti-racism efforts.

Sarah has previously worked full-time for local health departments, including Metro Nashville Public Health Department and Knox County Health Department (Knoxville, TN), as well as academic medical centers (Vanderbilt University Medical Center) to increase the knowledge, understanding and implementation of equity into those organizations.

She currently volunteers as the co-lead for the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum’s Nashville chapter and as a member on Metro Nashville Arts Commission’s Committee for Anti-Racism and Equity.

Sarah was also selected as a fellow for both the 2021 Mosaic Fellowship cohort and the 2021 Intercultural Leadership Institute cohort.

She has a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Tennessee.