Sarah Wasch, MSW, is the Field Center’s Program Manager, coordinating a variety of Field Center projects and initiatives. She has held practice and advocacy roles in the child welfare and social services arena for nearly two decades. Sarah has supervised programs in numerous child and family serving organizations, spanning residential treatment, foster care, and education. Before joining the Field Center, Sarah was with Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Greater Philadelphia for eight years, first as a foster care social worker, then as a foster care/child welfare supervisor, and finally in the role of program supervisor for the ELECT Program, developing new programming for pregnant and parenting adolescents. Sarah’s background includes presenting, training, and writing on critical topics in child welfare, with a focus on college access and success for young adults with experience in foster care. Sarah coordinates the Field Center’s Multidisciplinary Student Training Institute, providing cross-disciplinary education and training to graduate students in multiple disciplines, including social work, law, and education. Sarah holds a BA from Tufts University in Child Development and Sociology and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.
Felicia Saunders is the Administrative Coordinator for the Field Center, coordinating the center’s daily operations and logistics for conferences, trainings, and events. Felicia comes to the Field Center from Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine where she worked since 2007 in their Scheduling & Events Department, most recently as Scheduling Coordinator. Prior to joining Penn, Felicia worked for the President’s office at the American Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia. Felicia is currently enrolled in Penn’s College of Liberal & Professional Studies and is working toward completion of her Bachelor’s degree.