Sarah R. Kith is the chair of the SEARAC board. Sarah first arrived in the United States as a child refugee from Cambodia. Today, she works as an ombudsman at the American Red Cross and serves as a confidential, neutral, and independent resource for people to share concerns about the Red Cross and assists in finding options to address those concerns. She is a community leader who works with many people from across diverse backgrounds, bringing ideas and creative synergy to accomplish goals. In 2002, Sarah was one of 500 international facilitators for the America Speaks "Listening to the City" event. This event engaged 5,000 survivors from the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area impacted by 9/11 to discuss the future footprint of the twin towers.
Sarah has held numerous leadership roles in various Cambodian American organizations, including as the current vice chair for the National Cambodian American Organization, as the past president of the Cambodian Investment Group, and as past chair for the Night of the Apsara Second Annual Fundraiser in support of Friends Without A Border (FWAB). Night of the Apsara is an ad-hoc planning group consisting predominantly of Cambodian Americans who sponsor an annual fundraising event to support the Angkor Hospital for Children, providing Cambodian children access to health care.
Sarah received her undergraduate degree in an Interdisciplinary Study (Communication, Legal Institution, Economics, and Government) from the American University in Washington, DC and her Master of Science degree from the George Mason University Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She is also a mother to three wonderful sons, Camerin, Zackiri, and Jareth.