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Sarah Fontenot

Sarah Fontenot is both a nurse and an attorney. Today, as a professional speaker, she travels the country helping people understand how health care is changing and what it means for them as consumers.

Since 1997, Sarah has been an adjunct professor teaching health law to graduate students in the department of Health Care Administration at Trinity University, and she also teaches extensively for the American Association for Physician Leadership [formerly the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)], the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), and other national provider organizations.

Publications include numerous articles on the Affordable Care Act in the Physician Leadership Journal, co-authoring a book on maximizing Emergency Departments, and a bi-weekly newsletter for the general public offering explanation of various aspects of healthcare- and how (and why) it is changing.

Sarah holds a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and a degree in nursing from the University of Vermont School of Nursing. Most recently, she was awarded the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) from the National Speakers Association, held by fewer than 500 people internationally for presentation excellence.

Since 2012, Sarah has served on the Board of Trustees for Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville, Texas. She lives with her husband, Michael, in nearby Fredericksburg.