Sarah Conroy


Sarah has more than 30 years of human resources experience serving as director of human resources for higher education, government contracting, healthcare, and technology organizations, as well as consulting. Her focus areas include employee relations, performance management, workforce and strategic planning, compensation and benefits design and delivery, compliance, and communications. Sarah approaches each of these areas giving careful consideration to short-term goals and long-term strategy to help her clients balance care and concern for their employees with their organization as a whole.

Technical experience includes Higher education, Health care, Nonprofit entities, Privately held businesses:

  • Organizational Design & Development
  • Workforce Planning
  • Employee benefits design, delivery and compliance
  • Performance management and employee relations
  • Workplace wellness and safety
  • Payroll and HRIS oversight
  • Recruitment, onboarding, and retention
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Labor and employment matters
  • Rewards, recognition, and compensation
  • HR-related education

 Organzational Design Reviews in Higher Education presentation (recording)


  • Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Society for Human Resource Management
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Human Resource Certification Institute
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH


In the community

  • Sponsor and member of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
  • Member of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists
  • Co-founder, B2B Well, Midcoast Maine Employee Wellness Consortium
  • President & Co-founder of 501c3 nonprofit, VegME! & Former Board Member, Maine Animal Coalition
  • Former Government Affairs Director, Society for Human Resource Management, Maine State Council
  • Former Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Human Resources blogger
  • Former member of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration