E-mail: Contact Sara Herbert
Phone: (302) 674-3670
Phone: City Clerk's Office at (302) 736-7008
Sara Herbert was born in Salisbury Maryland. She graduated from Wicomico High School in 1964. Her parents, public school teachers, believed strongly in having a commitment to bettering their community and in serving others. To reach her life goals, she enrolled in courses at Delaware State University and graduated in 1979 with a B.S. in Psychology. This began her work as a Human Services Worker serving abused women and woman in need of linkage with educational, health and social services. Following this, she began her own social services job at the Queen Anne’s Department of Social Services working with Abused and Disabled Adults. Moving on to the Cecil County Health Department, she became the Adolescent Case Coordinator working with pregnant and at risk of pregnancy teens. This work involved counseling teens, providing prenatal networking for services, providing reproductive education, and advocating for her clients. She was then promoted to the position of Perinatal Coordinator and assigned the responsibility of increasing communication between doctors, nurses, the health department and other service providers with the goal improving pregnancy outcome. This was done by implementing a monthly round table meeting of medical and other providers to inform and educate about the support services for their pregnant patients. The increase in the medical providers’ knowledge of and referral to these support services produced healthier outcomes for moms and babies. This program also included an educational component for medical professionals to earn credits for accreditation. Other responsibilities involved development and implementation of various health related task forces, creating a Perinatal seminar with nationally recognized speakers, and coordination of fetal, infant and child death review boards for the purpose of reducing negative outcomes. In 2006, Sara and her husband found the Victorian home they had always wanted on North Bradford Street and moved to Dover in 2006. It was shortly after the move that Sara became involved in her neighborhood watch and other community efforts.