Sarah Green

Sarah Green Is 40 Under 40 Honoree For Dutchess Chamber

Celebrating Sarah Green: A Beacon of Community Service

It is with great pleasure and immense pride that we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sarah Green, Community Habilitation Manager at In Flight, for being recognized as one of Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 40 under 40 honorees. This prestigious acknowledgment is a testament to Sarah’s unwavering commitment to service, boundless compassion, and remarkable contributions to our community.

Sarah Green accepting her 40 under 40 Mover and Shaker Award on April 11th

Community Impact

Sarah embodies the spirit of selflessness and dedication, consistently going above and beyond to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Her extensive volunteer work spans across various organizations, from her involvement with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to her dedicated service within the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and Special Education PTA (SEPTA) in the Arlington District. Sarah’s altruism extends even further as she volunteers her time and resources to support causes close to her heart, including domestic violence prevention and assistance.

Additionally, one of Sarah’s remarkable qualities is her creativity and artistic talent, which she generously shares with the community. From crafting intricate costumes for local theater productions to lending a hand in set design and prop creation, Sarah’s artistic flair enriches our cultural landscape, bringing joy to audiences. Additionally, she has been a major part of our latest collaboration with Standing Room Only (SRO) to offer community theater opportunities to individuals with developmental disabilities. In summary, these participation’s and collaborations exemplify her innovative approach to inclusivity and accessibility in the arts.

Beyond her professional role, Sarah’s dedication to serving individuals with developmental disabilities shines brightly. Whether it’s coordinating events for the Special Olympics or providing support to families facing adversity, Sarah’s compassion knows no bounds. Furthermore, her leadership as a Girl Scout leader and mentor demonstrates her commitment to nurturing the next generation of leaders and instilling values of empathy and service.

Sarah Green’s Continuous Efforts at In Flight

17th Annual Holiday Formal Volunteers
Sarah Green (far right) surrounded by her fellow In Flight team members at our Annual Holiday Formal in 2023

In her role as Community Habilitation Manager, Sarah’s impact is profound and far-reaching. Her exceptional ability to match staff with individuals based on their unique needs and personalities ensures that each person receives the support and care they deserve. Through her person-centered approach, Sarah fosters meaningful connections and enhances the quality of life for those we serve.

Jennifer Wells, Director of Community Services, has had the pleasure of knowing Sarah for over ten years. She shared, “I met Sarah ten years ago when we were employed for the same agency that serves people with developmental disabilities. After a short while, I was privileged enough to become Sarah’s supervisor and have been able to supervise her through several work roles and two agencies. In my experience, Sarah is extremely creative in her ideas for programming for people in our area with developmental disabilities.”

Sarah’s journey from a Direct Support Professional (DSP) to a managerial role is a testament to her natural leadership abilities and dedication to excellence. Her initiatives, such as facilitating cooking classes for individuals with developmental disabilities and spearheading inclusive theater programs, reflect her commitment to empowerment and inclusion.

As we celebrate Sarah’s well-deserved recognition, let us pause to express our gratitude for her tireless dedication. Additionally, let us express our gratitude for her compassionate heart and unwavering commitment to making our community a better place for all. Congratulations, Sarah, on this remarkable achievement. Your light shines brightly, illuminating the path for others to follow in your footsteps of service and compassion.

Sarah Green’s fellow 40 under 40 Honorees