Sarah Holdener, M.P.A. serves as the Help Me Grow Lead at the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families. In this role, she focuses on strategic planning and implementation of a statewide HMG system, and partnering to promote cross-sector integration to improve the health/development of WA children and families. Sarah liaises with state agencies, and coordinates the Preschool Development Grant funding to the HMG state affiliate to improve system outcomes for children and families. With 15 years of cross-sector experience in project management and program implementation, Sarah nurtures an environment of teamwork and ensures that strategy is clearly defined while overseeing performance and maintaining morale.