Sara Moscato Howe

Senior Director

Sara is an award-winning, nationally recognized behavioral health leader with 20 years of experience building successful coalitions to take organizations to the next level.

Sara has held leadership positions with the Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) and the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH). As the executive vice president of IPHCA, Sara spearheaded the successful launch of a new virtual conferencing program to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining existing services and support infrastructure. Prior to her time at IPHCA, Sara served as the CEO of the IABH for nearly 15 years. During her tenure with IABH, she led the association through a significant mission and membership expansion. In her early career, Sara worked as a health education specialist for Denver Health.

Sara’s role as a youth leader in two statewide addiction prevention programs – Operation Snowball and the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute – seeded her passion for health promotion and wellness. Her experience as a ten-year breast cancer survivor has significantly fueled her passion and commitment to improving health care.

Sara holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health promotion from Purdue University and an MBA from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management. Sara served on board of directors and as public policy chair of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for seven years. She also recently served as chair of the Illinois Department of Human Services Social Services Advisory Council

A few fun facts about Sara…

Sara’s favorite hobby is watching the New York Yankees and her favorite athlete is Mariano Rivera.  Sara has made a guest appearance on the Dr. Oz show and learned how to shoot free throws from Michael Jordan.