by Jasmine Batchelor
September 27, 2018
Director, Policy and Innovation, Complex Care,
Sarah Triano is the Director of Complex Care Policy and Innovation for Centene Corporation. Prior to joining Centene, Triano served in California Governor Jerry Brown’s administration as a disability policy advisor to the Secretaries of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and Health and Human Services Agency.
Triano was a student participant at the first annual California Youth Leadership Forum for High School Students with Disabilities in 1992, and from there became a nationally known disability justice activist as the Program Director at Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago and the Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center. She co-founded the nation’s first annual Disability Pride Parade in Chicago and has spoken before the United Nations Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Triano earned her bachelors degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and participated in the PhD Program in Disability Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.