Sarah Glatt, Founder and Principal Consultant Sarah is the Founder of Paper Crane Associates, a woman-owned consulting firm. Sarah serves a trusted guide, coach, and confidant to founders and leaders who are launching, growing, and pivoting their mission-driven organizations. Sarah works with founders and leaders to successfully launch and sustainably grow their organizations by putting out today’s fires, planning for tomorrow, and achieving their world-changing visions. Over the last decade, she has helped more than 125 mission-driven organizations launch, grow, and pivot.
Sarah also supports job seekers and career switchers in identifying their strengths and passions, developing their career search strategy, and attracting employers who value what they have to offer. She has helped hundreds of professionals and students in their successful and empowering career searches. Sarah also regularly serves as a judge for business plan competitions, including the Hult Prize, Global Social Innovation Challenge, the Duke Start Up Challenge, and the Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs.
Sarah holds a B.S. from Brandeis University in biology and biochemistry and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. As a kid, Sarah took her first steps into entrepreneurship, watching her parents run their own small business: a paper printing company that inspired Paper Crane’s name.
Haley McCarthy, Consultant Haley has worked, consulted and volunteered in the public health and health education fields for over 13 years. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and has a Master of Public Health from Southern Connecticut State University. Haley has worked in the higher education field at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut. Additionally, she served for a number of years on the Board of Directors for the CT Trans Advocacy Coalition. She is passionate about population health, LGBTQ health, sexual health, stress management and a variety of other areas that increase health quality and outcomes. Haley enjoys spending her free time outdoors and playing the occasional video game.
Lauren Lewis, Consultant Lauren brings more than a decade of nonprofit experience to Paper Crane Associates. Her history with growing nonprofits through development and donor base expansion has helped a myriad of organizations to deepen relationships with their supporters over time. Lauren plays an integral role in successfully launching and growing client programs with her research, marketing, process and operational improvement expertise. Lauren began her career in environmental education and holds a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She lives with her husband and young daughter in Northern Colorado.
Brian Gilbert, Researcher Brian brings to Paper Crane Associates significant experience in music, research, entrepreneurship, and management. After completing a BA in mathematics from the University of San Diego, he moved to South Korea where, while working, he started a non-profit organization which helped independent musicians by promoting local music, connecting with music educators, and managing bands. From his first notes on a piano as a young child, he was hooked and never stopped learning the art, and the business, while growing as a songwriter, pianist, and guitarist through private education, secondary education and internet/mobile app-based learning. Brian is an avid traveler who is now visiting cities across the world experiencing local music and connecting with musicians, from learners to professionals.