We are pleased to announce that Sarah Burton, M.S. is our new Chief Executive Officer starting on June 27, 2022.
Sarah brings 20 years of leadership experience in the non-profit sector and has worked extensively overseeing and developing youth programs. Most recently, she served as the Division Director of Youth Clinical/Residential programs for Catholic Charities of San Francisco. There she oversaw all strategic, programmatic, and fiscal operations for three licensed Short Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTPs) providing care to youth ages 7 to 17 with significant mental and behavioral health challenges. Before that, Ms. Burton was the Catholic Charities’ Division Director for Youth & Child Development responsible for eight youth enrichment programs and three after-school programs in San Francisco, San Rafael, and East Palo Alto. She has also served as Executive Director of the non-profit, San Francisco SAFE and has worked in leadership and management positions at several other non-profits in the Bay Area.
GIIC Board President, Carolyn Thomas noted, “Sarah’s wealth of experience will make a great addition to Girls Inc. of the Island City and will help us find new ways to move forward.”
Sarah holds a Master of Science degree in Leadership & Non-Profit Management from Northeastern University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business & Economics from Westmont College. She will work at the Girls Inc. headquarters in the historic Meyers House in Alameda and replaces outgoing CEO Christine Chilcott who has left GIIC to become Executive Director at the Academy of Alameda.