Sarah Cannady (she/her) advances Provide’s abortion referrals initiative by developing and supporting state and regional teams around program implementation, while proactively contributing to the leadership and growth of the organization’s abortion referrals work. A native of Tennessee, Sarah moved to North Carolina in 2002 and quickly fell in love with the Tarheel State. It was in North Carolina where she translated her passion for women’s health into social justice advocacy. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. With over 15 years of experience in health care, Sarah has worked in large private practices, non-profits, and small, high-volume family planning clinics. She understands the struggles that service providers and caregivers face each day. This knowledge amplifies her commitment to building the capacity of those in health services settings to provide the best possible care for their patients. A passionate advocate for maternal and child health, Sarah works within her community as a lactation counselor to provide nursing support to new parents and their families. She has a wealth of knowledge in health education, non-profit management, community organizing, and health advocacy strategies. When she’s not busy with her advocacy work, you can find her cooking something or exploring the great outdoors with her awesome family.