Regional Executive Director
Sara has worked in behavioral health field since 2001. She received her B.S. from Northern Illinois University and her M.A. in Counseling from Webster University. Sara’s professional experiences have spanned both Colorado and Illinois. Most recently, Sara worked as the Clinical Liaison for AMITA Health for their adult mental health and chemical dependency service lines for their behavioral health hospital in Hoffman Estates. Prior to that, she was the Admission Director for the Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa. She also has held positions as a Behavioral Health Consultant, Detox Manager and an Adjunct Professor for several universities. Finally, Sara sits on the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition as their Vice Chair and has been instrumental in their revenue producing endeavors, as well as, community events. She thoroughly enjoys managing people and establishing cohesive culture in an organization, as well as, serving those in need. As Symetria Health®’s Regional Executive Director, Sara manages the day-to-day operations with a focus on maintaining the program’s clinical excellence and improving the patient experience in Illinois. She often describes her role in serving others as more of a calling than a career.
We take the time to develop a comprehensive picture of each patient’s:
- Personal history
- Medical history
- Home environment
- Recovery needs
- Personal strengths
This allows us to develop a comprehensive plan for an individualized road to recovery -- which the patient helps shape every step of the way. We believe that patients build confidence when they are invited to play active roles in their own care plans, and we encourage our patients to ask questions, share concerns, and provide input. This input helps patients, working together with their multidisciplinary personal care teams, shape a recovery plan that meets their individual goals.