Key Staff

Sarah de Tournemire

Vice President of Development and Engagement

New York, New York
Sarah de Tournemire

Sarah de Tournemire is Vice President of Development and Engagement, overseeing resource mobilization, communications, publications, knowledge management,  and research impact work at Population Council. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring evidence generated by the Population Council and partners is accessible and readily used to inform policies, programs, and practices addressing critical health and development issues worldwide.

Sarah has worked in the nonprofit sector in the US and internationally for more than 25 years, with an emphasis on resource mobilization, communications, and strategic planning. She has extensive experience collaborating with academics and researchers to translate evidence into actionable solutions that disrupt the cycle of extreme poverty and empower women.

Prior to joining the Population Council, Sarah was Managing Director at the Synergos Institute, where she led resource mobilization and communications teams to secure support for collaborative approaches to social change such as health, nutrition, agriculture and youth employment. 

Sarah has held senior positions at Innovations for Poverty Action, Concern Worldwide US, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and New York University. She has worked as a consultant with diverse organizations such as the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, The Armory Foundation, Blue Man Group (Blue School), and The International Center. Tournemire serves on the US Board of Restless Development.

Sarah earned her Bachelors of Arts in International Affairs from the American University of Paris and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from New York University. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).