Sarah Boateng
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Executive Deputy Secretary


Sarah Newman Boateng is the Executive Deputy Secretary at the Pennsylvania Department of Health. In this role Ms. Boateng the works closely on the state’s response to the opioid and heroin crisis. Ms. Boateng has led the state’s development of evidence-based, specialty specific prescribing guidelines. Ms. Boateng also contributed to the development of the PacMAT treatment model and Pennsylvania’s warm-handoff protocol. Additionally, Ms. Boateng serves as a lead staffer on the Governor's LGBTQ Workgroup. Ms. Boateng has worked health policy on the federal, state and community level. Prior to joining the Department Ms. Boateng worked for Planned Parenthood Keystone, a network of 16 medical centers in Eastern PA and for U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr, focused on issues of health policy and as the Statewide LGBT Liaison Ms. Boateng has an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate certificate from Robert Morris University. Ms. Boateng will complete her Masters in Healthcare Administration in December 2018.