Emily Sarmiento

Director Board

Emily found her calling when refugees and immigrants to the US educated her about the devastation caused by violence and poverty in their home countries. As a founding member of a Spanish-speaking church and transitional service center, Emily became passionate about holistic solutions to the root causes of injustice.

After two years as a public-school teacher, Emily began a social impact leadership career that has taken her to nearly 50 countries and spans agricultural development in Latin America; global youth economic entrepreneurship; faith-based humanitarian response; global church, child, and youth development; and community mobilization and justice advocacy. Her experience across organizations, models, and roles has led her to critical reflection on the poverty alleviation industry. In Posner, Emily has found a community willing to ask themselves hard questions and explore ways to do justice more justly.

After transitioning (August 2023) from leadership of the US office of an international NGO, Emily presently serves as a social impact consultant and advisor to multiple organizations. She writes and is involved with creative ventures to translate social sector and cross-cultural learning to new audiences.