About Me

Sara Kobylenski, MSW, is the Executive Director of The Upper Valley Haven, Inc, a not for profit organization that provides shelter for families and adults without children who are homeless, and food, clothing and educational services to any in need in the greater Upper Valley community. Prior to this position, Sara spent five years in state government in Vermont experiencing the strengths and weaknesses of the public child welfare system. This followed 20 years as Division Director for Casey Family Services, and fifteen years before that in a number of child welfare agencies. Sara has collaborated with attorneys on behalf of families and children from the beginning of her career and worked on behalf of children and families in other venues such as serving on the Vermont Supreme Court Justice for Children Task Force, the Vermont Supreme Court Family Rules Committee, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Board, Upper Valley United Way Board and Hartland School Board, among other enterprises.