Sara joined the IHF Secretariat in 2011 as Membership and Project Manager. She is responsible for member liaison activities and in charge of designated IHF projects such the University Hospitals SIG and the CEO Circle. Sara represents the Federation in international meetings and working groups. She supports the organization of IHF events and institutional meetings, is in charge of the Annual Secretariat Activity Report and development of the IHF Website and Knowledge Exchange platform. She also leads designated research studies.
Sara is member of the NGO Forum for Health Steering Committee since May 2014 and member of the ALASS (Latin Association for the Analysis of Health Systems) since 2012. From 2015 she is associate editor of the International Journal of Hospital Based Health Technology Assessment.
Sara has a Master degree in International Relations and Political Sciences from the University FCSH-Nova of Lisbon (Portugal) and has a graduate degree in Sociology from the University La Sapienza (Italy). In 2010, Sara underwent a 3 month internship at the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Department of Human Resources for Health.
Sara is of Italian and Swiss nationality. She speaks Italian, French, Portuguese, English and some Spanish. She enjoys international affairs, literature and has travelled widely.