Sarah Owen is a tireless and unrelenting hungerfighter in the true sense of the word.
Sarah is the CEO of Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. CCMI is the umbrella agency for The Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, Faith In Action Senior Transportation, Hands & Hearts Montessori Preschool, and 2 United Way Resource Houses. The agency is dedicated to feeding the homeless and hungry and caring for the most fragile children and seniors in our community.
Her journey into the non-profit arena came by way of a career in public relations and corporate communications.
Sarah has worked in investor relations, public relations and corporate communications for publicly traded companies on the New York Stock Exchange as well as private companies throughout the Southeastern United States.
On a 3 year adventure with her family in Richmond, Virginia, Sarah discovered her passion for advocacy and community service while working for a not-for-profit that lobbied and advocated for the rights of persons with mental retardation. Upon returning to Southwest Florida, Sarah was committed to working for a not-for-profit agency and advocating for citizens who could not help themselves. God has blessed Sarah with the opportunity to work at CCMI and she humbly acknowledges that He equips her to carry out her responsibilities.
In addition to her work at CCMI, Sarah co-wrote and founded, “What’s Next? A Support Group for Single Mothers and their Children” a program that is now widely used in churches and communities throughout the Northeastern United States.
Sarah is a “nearly-native” Floridian moving to the state when she was 3 months old. She is married to David Owen and they are have successfully launched their two oldest kids out of the house and into college and are enjoying the time they have with their eight year old son.