Sarah Epstein


MSW, Boston University

Based in Palo Alto, California, Sarah Epstein works in the test kitchen of Sunset magazine as their Senior Recipe Tester. She is also a freelance recipe tester, developer and writer/editor for various chefs, product developers and publications. Occasionally, she caters large events.

In her role as Board Chair for Resounding Achord Productions, a choral charitable organization, she heads up the leadership team to steer the direction of the group. In addition to programming, Resounding Achord raises money for the enhancement of musical education and enrichment of young vocal musicians in need, by awarding scholarships for regional and state choral events.

At UW-Madison, Epstein established and maintains the Brody Epstein Agricultural Study Abroad Fund, designed to assist UW students who wish to participate in a meaningful study abroad opportunity. She and her husband, David, sponsor an Ethics in Engineering initiative in the UW College of Engineering. Epstein has also served on the Boston University School of Social Work Dean’s Advisory Board

Epstein has been deeply involved with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter. She taught in and helped to refine their Training for Dignity program and served twice on the chapter board. Among other duties, she answered the helpline, was involved in the formation of the strategic plan, chaired the Program and Respite Committees, the 2012 SF Memory Walk, and the Memories in the Making Art and Wine Auction and was the board representative to the national chapter.

Before moving to California, Epstein was a Senior Social Worker at The Cambridge Hospital in Massachusetts, where her work crossed through almost every patient care department. She served on the hospital’s Multidisciplinary Geriatric Evaluation Team and was the hospital representative on a community wide, multi-agency geriatric protective service task force. She held a teaching appointment as lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard University’s Medical School, Department of Psychiatry