Sara Finesilver, M.S., is a strategic governance and human resource consultant with experience designing and implementing organizational and board development programs, strategic planning initiatives, behavior-based competency models, performance assessments at the board and senior executive level, and CEO succession planning processes. She has worked with a wide range of corporate and non-profit clients from a variety of industries, including healthcare, education, performing arts, oil and gas, manufacturing, and transportation.
Sara joined Nygren Consulting in 2008. Prior to joining our team, she managed human resources, benefits, retention and recruiting for a San Francisco law firm. She also served as a corporate litigation consultant, conducting site visits and leading interviews and focus groups with subject-matter experts, conducting time-in-motion observations, and reviewing legal documentation and depositions for litigation cases. In addition, Sara provided one-on-one coaching to Haas Business School students through the Berkeley Innovative Leadership Development program, teaching students advanced tools and coaching methods geared to strengthening their skills as both high-performing leaders and team members.
Sara is an Officer of the Lake Forest College Alumni Board and a consultant to the Human Resources Committee of the Board for the Felton Institute, the largest private non-sectarian human services provider in San Francisco. She partners with the board and senior leaders of these organizations on strategic alignment, board and CEO performance, and strategy.
Previously, Sara was an adjunct faculty member of the Psychology department at San Francisco State University where she taught the Psychology of Motivation. She is also certified as a Social Fitness Facilitator by the Heroic Imagination Project, founded by Dr. Phil Zimbardo of the Stanford Prison Study.
San Francisco State University
M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
180 Hour Leadership Development Certificate Program
Lake Forest College
B.A. in Psychology, Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award, 2013