Sarah Veele

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Director, Office of Innovation, Alignment, and Accountability

Sarah Veele has extensive experience working for the State of Washington. In 2018 Sarah founded the DCYF Evaluation and Research team in the Office of Innovation, Alignment & Accountability. In addition, Sarah has worked for the Department of Early Learning, the Department of Social and Health Services, and the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts.

Dr. Veele holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan and a doctorate (PhD) in Health Services Research from the University of Washington. She is a clinical assistant professor in the University of Washington Department of Health Systems and Population Health, is a 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders fellow, and a 2013 fellow of the Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Program at Georgetown University.

Sarah volunteers her time coaching youth sports and serving on multiple boards and commissions dedicated to wellness and community. She is particularly passionate about creating opportunities for young people.