Visiting Instructor

Sarah Narkewicz spent 10 years as director for Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Community Health Improvement Department. In this role she was responsible for the implementation of the Blueprint for Health in the Rutland Health Service Area. Her first role with the Blueprint was as the co-chair of the Self-Management Committee from 2003 to 2010. Then as the Blueprint Project Manager she was responsible for 42 community health team members that provide case management, care coordination, panel management and self-management programs to a community of 62,000 residents.

For over 20 years she directed the Bowse Health Trust, RRMC’s grant funding operation and community benefit planning. This program provides grants to local programs that address the needs identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment.

Sarah’s background includes teaching college nursing and health promotion courses, non–profit board leadership, and quality improvement consulting.

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Vermont and a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Connecticut. She is a lifelong Vermonter and enjoys spending time outside doing any activity the weather allows.

Research and/or Creative Works

  • "Working Together to Address Substance Abuse and Build Healthy Neighborhoods." 2017 Association of Community Health Improvement Conference presentation.
  • "Care Coordination Tools and Skills Training." 2017 IHI Summit: Improving Patient Care in Primary Care and in the Community presentation.
  • "Voice Your Choice: Advance Directives Volunteer Explainer Program." 2015 Association of Community Health Improvement Conference presentation.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Community health improvement, diabetes education, quality improvement, chronic disease self-management, care coordination, community health needs assessment, pediatric nursing, asthma management, grants management


  • M.S., Nursing, University of Connecticut
  • B.S., Nursing, University of Vermont


Office Location:

Rowell 211

Office Hours:

Wednesday 9 - 11 a.m. or by appointment