Sarah K. Emond, MPP

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

With over 20 years of experience in the business and policy of health care, Sarah leads the strategic planning and operations of ICER as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  In that role, she is responsible for overseeing ICER’s public programs, communications, operations, and finances.

Prior to joining ICER, Sarah spent time as a communications consultant, with six years in the corporate communications and investor relations department at a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, and several years with a health care communications firm.  Sarah began her healthcare career in clinical research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

A graduate of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, Sarah holds a Master of Public Policy degree with a concentration in health policy.  Sarah also received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Smith College.  Sarah serves as a member of the Board of Advisors to the Heller School, and is a past fellow of the Boston Chapter of the New Leaders Council.  Sarah recently learned to ski and is proud that she hasn’t broken any bones doing so, and has completed seven half-marathons since she took up long-distance running in 2013.