Sarah Billings

Sarah Billings

Manager of Institute Operations

A seasoned training and staffing manager, Sarah comes to Golisano Institute from Rochester Regional Health, where she served as a Privacy Program Epic Analyst. Prior to that, she was a training and staffing manager at University of Rochester Medical Center. Sarah is an expert at implementing best practices for process improvement, training, and development. Of the values at the core of Golisano Institute’s purpose, Sarah says the one that stands out most for her is “persevering.” Determination and confidence have always been important when overcoming obstacles. As a mother, a student, and a leader, overcoming obstacles wasn’t uncommon, but with steady perseverance I accomplished much in my life which has allowed me to help others as well. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys family and friends, reading, painting, and watching movies. She is a mother of two and grandmother of one.


What’s the best advice you ever received?

A mentor of mine once told me to always stay true to your beliefs and always show yourself grace.  What better advice to share with a growing leader hungry for knowledge and determined to make a difference?

What do you most look forward to at Golisano Institute?

The one thing I look forward to the most is celebrating the students as they meet each milestone towards completion of their certification.

Favorite inspirational quote:

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

Three fun facts:

  1. I love science fiction, fantasy and horror/thriller genre—my favorite author is Stephen King.
  2. Rochester winter is my favorite season and I love the snow.
  3. In the 3rd grade I wrote a book about a cat named Tom who defended his fellow classmates from the class bully.