Sarah Fontenot is both a nurse and an attorney. Today, as a professional speaker, she travels the country, helping people understand how healthcare is changing and what it means for them as consumers.
Since 1997, Sarah has been Adjunct Professor teaching health law in the department of Health Care Administration at Trinity University- her prior academic positions include teaching hospital law and public health law at the Yale School of Public Health and conducting the health law component of the Certificate in Business Administration for Physicians program jointly sponsored by Auburn University and the Southern Medical Society.
Sarah has taught extensively for the American Association for Physician Leadership [formerly the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)], Texas Medical Association (TMA) and other national provider organizations. She became a faculty member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in 2007, and teaches portions of the Board of Governor’s Examination Review Course, as well as ACHE’s on-line health law program. Since January 2013, she has been published regularly in a column on the Affordable Care Act for the Physician Executive Journal of Medical Management (PEJ) [now the Physician Leadership Journal].
Sarah holds a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law and was an Associate at a midsize law firm in central Connecticut. She has a degree in nursing from the University of Vermont and spent six years as a staff nurse in both Massachusetts and Texas. Most recently, she was awarded the designation CSP (Certified Speaking Professional®) from the National Speakers Association.
Sarah serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for Peterson Regional Medical Center and lives with her family in Fredericksburg, Texas.