Sara Bosse
Manager, Office of Policy, Planning & Communication at Fresno County Department of Public Health

As Manager of the Office of Policy, Planning and Communication for the Fresno County Department of Public Health, Sara Bosse oversees public health systems change efforts through health, wellness and equity programs, manages Public Health Communication, and leads Public Health Accreditation for the Department. Her work focuses on changes to the environment to make healthy choices, easy choices.

Sara has been a leader in obesity prevention in California since 1998, co-founding the Central Valley Health and Nutrition Collaborative and the Fresno County Health Improvement Partnership. Recently, Sara recruited a Fresno County team for the California Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health who is facilitating a stakeholder process to develop Fresno County’s first County Health Implementation Plan. Certified in Essential Facilitation and Crucial Conversations, she is known for her ability to engage partners, facilitate collaboration, and develop innovative strategies to address complex public health issues. Sara possesses a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics and Food Administration from CSU, Fresno.

I was born in Fresno. My husband, my children, my parents, my work, my faith community are all here. And Fresno needs to change. I am passionate about being a part of a turn in the culture of Fresno from one that is too often filled with fear, regret, cynicism, and apathy to a culture of strength, health and hope. I choose to work in public health because the health of a population reflects the community we have constructed. Prosperity and poverty, safety and violence, education and ignorance, opportunity and disparity- these all manifest in our individual and community health. I am excited to join a network of talented people who have made a commitment to work upstream and row together.”