Sara Follin McMannus, RN, BSN, MBA

Sepsis Advisory Board/Sepsis Ambassador and Regional Network Chair, Sepsis Alliance/Patient Safety Movement Foundation

Sara has believed in the power of nursing for more than 40 years, starting her career as a staff nurse and then supporting nurses and building clinical education. She first worked in critical care as a staff/charge nurse, staff development and post anesthesia recovery unit. For the past 20 years, Sara was Clinical Program Manager for GE Healthcare. She worked in clinical education to develop programs and new educational tools to help promote clinical excellence across multiple healthcare professional roles in healthcare globally until retiring in 2017.

As a long-time member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), a member of the Greater Long Beach Orange County (GLBOC) chapter and a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Sara supports nursing education and scholarship. She serves on the Board of Directors for the MCN Foundation, which helps to empower communities to take control of their health, implementing projects to learn and share evidence-based knowledge with others to increase and promote healthcare-based education, empowerment and job creation in rural and developing regions. Sara is an Advisory Board member and clinical consultant for Sepsis Alliance. When she first heard about Sepsis Alliance, she realized the importance of the organization to educate healthcare professionals and the community about sepsis. She is Sepsis Ambassador and a Regional Network Chair for Patient Safety Movement Foundation. Through these roles and organizations, Sara shares her passion and the belief in the power of nursing and the importance of clinical knowledge, life-long learning, and helping others.