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Sara McCabe

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Sara is the President and CEO of Wayside Youth & Family Support Network. Sara began her career at Wayside in 2003 as a residential counselor and teacher at Wayside Academy. Since then, she’s held many roles including Assistant Director of Wayside Academy, Training and Risk Management Director, and Campus Director. In 2017, she became the Vice President of Campus Services, responsible for overseeing six adolescent residential programs; the Wayside Academy; and the psychiatric day treatment program at the Framingham Campus. In addition to her role as Vice President, Sara also oversaw the Marketing and Development Department and led the Agency’s 2020 Strategic Planning process. In September 2021, Sara was promoted to serve as the agency’s first Chief Operating Officer, charged with positioning the agency for continued growth in central, eastern, and northeastern Massachusetts.

In addition to her leadership roles, Sara has more than 17 years of experience as a trainer in the field of worker safety for mental health care settings and is on the National Association of Social Workers training task force for Massachusetts. Sara is an adjunct professor at Boston University in the School of Social Work with more than ten years of teaching at the graduate level. She has served  on various boards both locally and at national level, such as Metro West Non-Profit Network and the National Network for Youth in Washington, D.C.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Framingham State University and her Master of Social Work from Wheelock College. She holds her independent clinical license in Massachusetts.