Congratulations to Sarah Butz, director of community benefit for ProHealth Care, on being named one of our 2019 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County!
These awards celebrate young professionals who live or work in Waukesha County and who have shown personal initiative, determination and commitment to their careers and their community. The eight winners will receive their awards during YPWeek at the Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards luncheon on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Embassy Suites in Brookfield. Register for the program here.
Sarah Butz spearheads ProHealth Care’s community benefit initiatives including community education, charitable contributions, community health initiatives, safety net partnerships and leadership volunteerism. Sarah’s community service includes the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce, Thriving Waukesha County Alliance, Kettle Moraine’s High School of Health Sciences, Lake Area Free Clinic and the Waukesha County Business Alliance’s Health Care committee. She helps lead the Nutrition and Physical Activity Community Health Action Team for the Waukesha County CHIPP and recently completed a stint as the president of the Oconomowoc Rotary Club. She is always working to lift up others and put others before herself. She is dedicated to helping others succeed.
Get to know Sarah:
Hometown: Ixonia, WI
Favorite part of your job: Working with an amazing team and so many committed and passionate community partners. In my role, no two days are the same!
If you could tell someone why it’s important to be involved in the community in one sentence, what would you say? Involvement in the community is like making an investment; a strong community means safer, healthier lives for you and those around you.
Favorite thing about living/working in Waukesha County/southeast Wisconsin: The people – “Midwest-nice”!
Favorite movie or book: Gone with the Wind. I love Scarlett O’Hara: “After all, tomorrow is another day!”
Favorite food: Scallops
Something unique about you: I met my husband tailgating at a Brewer’s game. 🙂
One thing you couldn’t live without: My family
What was your first job? I worked at a daycare.
If you could do another job for just one day: Starbucks barista
Three best words to describe you: Collaborative, Responsive, Committed
In your opinion, what makes a great leader? A great leader is someone who puts their people first and is emotionally intelligent.
What drives you to succeed? Having a passion for what I do.
What is the most pressing issue facing our area and why? The opioid epidemic. I know very few individuals who have NOT been impacted in one way or another – a family member, neighbor, friend, co-worker. There is a lot of great work happening in our county to address this issue on multiple levels – it needs to continue.
What is your favorite saying or word? There is always a way to say YES.
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