Entry-level jobs in care facilities for frail older people and patients with severe mental illness helped to shape Sarah Krevans' commitment to improve the lives of others. Choosing a career path in healthcare administration, she earned master's degrees in business administration and public health from the University of California, Berkeley, after receiving a bachelor's degree from Boston University.
At 29, she was appointed acting director of Medicaid, health planning and licensure programs, for the state of Maine after serving as deputy director of the state's Bureau of Medical Services.
A native of Baltimore, Krevans returned to California in 1987 to join Kaiser Permanente, where she held increasingly responsible positions, including the role of senior vice president and area manager of Kaiser's expansive Valley Service Area.
In 1999, Krevans joined the not-for-profit Sutter Health network as senior vice president of managed care. From 2000 to 2011, she served as regional executive officer and president of the Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region. In 2012, Krevans was appointed to the position of chief operating officer. She became president and CEO of Sutter Health in January 2016.