Sarah Gregory is the Director of Talent Development at the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN), responsible for managing efforts related to the portfolio of talent pipeline and career pathway development. Much of her current work focuses on co-convening a Michigan Healthcare Collaborative in partnership with the State of Michigan. In this role, Sarah is responsible for development, coordination, and implementation of a process to ensure the health care system can effectively and efficiently access the workforce development system to find the talent they need. Having analyzed best practices both nationally and internationally, Sarah also works to create a highly collaborative environment and relationship with all stakeholders of the talent pipeline to include: K-12 education partners, community colleges, universities, workforce development, and employers.
Sarah has been with WIN since 2013, and has worked in several different program areas, including a specialization in K-12 and youth career awareness and readiness. Sarah’s experience and training prior to WIN also provided her with a strong platform for her current focus in workforce development. As a former employee of Michigan Works! in Wayne and Highland Park, she gained a deep understanding of the workforce development systems as they operate in the State of Michigan and the various state and federal policies and regulations that determine that operation. Sarah has also been a part of several initiatives focused on improving chances at self-sufficiency for populations that are considered ‘hard-to-serve,’ including formerly incarcerated, low-skill, or chronically unemployed individuals.
Sarah is a Michigan native, and attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for both her bachelor’s in Psychology and her master’s in Social Work. During her master’s program, Sarah was a Community-Based Initiative Scholar in the City of Detroit, representing an inspired group of students dedicated to community and social change in urban cities, neighborhoods, and communities.