Sarah Sahlaney

To Connect

Sarah has over a decade of experience in social and behavior change (SBC), gender equality and social inclusion, and project management. Beyond technical experience and insight, Sarah brings a spirit of joy, collaboration, and nurturance to her work.

In her role as vice president, with a focus on global challenges, Sarah leads teams to develop, implement, and monitor SBC campaigns for government and foundation clients on global issues including, but not limited to: democracy and human rights; global health; environment, agriculture and sustainability; and gender and social inclusion. 

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Subject matter expertise in SBC, gender, and agricultural programming
  • Qualitative research
  • Program management and team management
  • Facilitation and training 
  • Strategic planning and change management
  • Intercultural collaboration and engagement


Sarah holds an M.S. in international agricultural development and an M.S. in community and regional development, both from University of California, Davis, and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

She has worked with project teams around the world to develop SBC, gender and agriculture strategies, and approaches for projects at USAID and for numerous foundations; she has also managed large, multisectoral projects in East and West Africa. Her work has historically focused on the intersection of SBC, ag extension, and gender and women’s empowerment in international development. 

Prior to joining MG, Sarah spent almost a decade within the ACDI/VOCA Group, first at ACDI/VOCA and then at Tanager.

In Community

When she isn’t working, Sarah spends her time with her husband, friends, and two overly clever border collies. She loves traveling and enjoys board games, gardening, and exploring restaurants, museums, and the outdoors in her adopted hometown of Richmond, Virginia. She hails from Western Pennsylvania, a place that will always have her heart. She is an insatiable reader and an equally voracious coffee drinker.

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