Shawna Trager, Executive Director

Shawna works closely with NYACH’s industry, education, funding, and government partners to develop innovative initiatives that are industry and employer driven. Before coming to NYACH, Shawna was the Director of Grants and Workforce Programs at the Greater New York Hospital Association. She has a Bachelors in Arts from Cornell University and received her Master’s in Public Administration from the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service with a focus on health policy. You can reach Shawna at

Sarah Nusbaum, Director, Initiatives and Investments

Sarah leads the strategy and development of program and policy solutions to promote NYACH’s mission. Sarah is currently earning her Master’s in Public Administration in health policy from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Before joining the NYACH team, Sarah was a NYC Parks & Recreation Conservation Corps Fellow for the Parks Opportunity Program and was an AmeriCorps City Year Corps Member, working with 7th Grade math classes at a middle school in Long Island City. She has a Bachelors in Arts from Lafayette College. Sarah can be reached at