Director of Policy and Advocacy

Sarah S. Steenhausen, MS

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Sarah Steenhausen is Director of Policy and Advocacy for The SCAN Foundation. In this role, Sarah partners with stakeholders and policymakers at the state and federal levels to develop, inform, and advance policy solutions aligned with the foundation’s mission to improve the system of care serving older adults, people with complex care needs, and their family caregivers.

Before joining the Foundation in 2009, Sarah served as assistant secretary for Long Term Care at the California Health and Human Services Agency, where she was the primary advisor on aging and long term care legislative and budgetary measures. Her policy career began in the California Legislature, as consultant to the Senate Subcommittee on Aging and Long Term Care.

Sarah holds a Master of Science in Gerontology from the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys cooking, hiking and spending time with her family.