Sarah S. Steenhausen, MS
As Senior Policy Advisor for The SCAN Foundation, Sarah Steenhausen provides counsel and guidance regarding state-level initiatives and policy opportunities as well as recommendations for raising awareness and educating state policymakers on issues impacting California’s seniors.
Ms. Steenhausen joined The SCAN Foundation after serving as assistant secretary for Long Term Care at the California Health and Human Services Agency. In this capacity, she directed efforts of the state Olmstead Advisory Committee, the Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee, and served as primary advisor to the secretary on aging and long term care legislative and budgetary measures. Previously, Ms. Steenhausen worked as the assistant director for Strategic Planning at the California Department of Developmental Services. Ms. Steenhausen’s legislative experience includes serving as Consultant to the Senate Subcommittee on Aging and Long Term Care and as consultant to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Ms. Steenhausen holds a Master of Science in Gerontology from the USC Davis School of Gerontology, and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut.