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Sarah Breen Bartecki

Board Member 

Sarah Breen Bartecki is President of Breen Strategies Group, a consulting firm focused on nonprofit strategic planning, leadership development, program creation and implementation, case statements and positioning papers, and assisting nonprofits with securing transformational funding. Current client projects focus on conservation and social justice projects.


Before launching Breen Strategies Group in March 2022, Sarah served as the Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs, Research and Funding for the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo.  In her role, she raised more than $100 million for the Zoo’s research and community-based education initiatives, led the Animal Welfare Research and Sarasota Dolphin Research Programs, established the King Conservation Leadership Academy for students K-12, facilitated the development of an organizational five-year strategic plan, and led the Covid Pandemic Preparedness planning.


Sarah holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business and a BA from Northwestern University. 

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