Sara Wilber joined Autism Empowerment’s Board of Directors in 2013 and enjoys doing all she can to help support our mission and cause! This is an area near and dear to her heart as three of her family members are on the autism spectrum.
Sara and her husband John lived in Wasilla, Alaska until 2015. Recently retired, they spent a year crossing the country exploring America the beautiful. They have now relocated to North Carolina. Their daughter Kiersten is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru from 2014 through 2016.
Sara is a seasoned professional in the social services arena and has worked with at-risk youth and families in Alaska for over 25 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and her Bachelor of Education from University of Alaska.
Her most recent position was working as a pediatric care coordinator helping to improve health outcomes for children and youth with special health care needs. Past experience includes work in teen residential treatment centers, managing a school-based Boys & Girls Club program, tobacco prevention & control youth coordinator, nature educator, Job Corps residential advisor and family support worker supervisor.
Sara has been involved in local and statewide health and wellness coalitions. She served on the Board of Directors for Family Promise Mat-Su, a non-profit helping homeless families in Alaska. Over the years she has been involved with volunteering for a number of organizations including Girl Scouts, local literacy programs, Habitat for Humanity and PAX-Program Academic Exchange where her family hosted exchange students from Venezuela and Germany.