Our People



Sarah Crawford, National Education Director

Sarah Crawford has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and community outreach, and a decade of experience in fundraising, having raised over $11 million on behalf of community constituent services, marketing, and political candidates. She has worked with nonprofits across North Carolina in the areas of poverty alleviation, policy development, health and human services, animal welfare and higher education. Sarah currently serves as National Education Director of Single Stop, overseeing our partnerships and programs within the education sector. Previously, she was Director of Development and Public Relations for the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, and also worked in development at Duke University and Health Systems. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from North Carolina State University. She and her husband Dan are the parents of two young daughters.

Allison Byrne, Director of Program Operations

Sophia Heller, Regional Director, Northeastern and Western Regions

Sophia has over 20 years of demonstrated commitment and expertise creating and managing community development, homelessness, housing, and economic inclusion strategies to improve economic mobility in low income disconnected communities. As the policy director for housing and economic development for the Mayor of Los Angeles, legislative aide on poverty at the California State Senate and the economic development program director at the Washington D.C. Housing Authority, and now as the managing director for Single Stop in NYC, Ms. Heller has established extensive experience collaborating with policy leaders, elected officials, government agencies, the non-profits sector, and foundations to develop strategies and build systems to address poverty and strengthen economic mobility for low income households.

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