Senior Policy Advisor

Sarah S. Steenhausen, MS

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Sarah Steenhausen is Senior Policy Advisor for The SCAN Foundation, directing the Foundation’s state policy engagement efforts. In this capacity, Sarah develops and oversees our state leadership strategy, providing technical assistance and educating state policymakers on issues impacting California’s older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers.

Before joining The SCAN Foundation team in 2009, Sarah was Assistant Secretary for Long-Term Care at the California Health and Human Services Agency, serving as 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. After work hours, Sarah can usually be spotted in her mini-van driving her three kids to various activities (for which she is always running late)!