Sarah Angel-Johnson

Save the Children Names Sarah Angel-Johnson as New CIO

Award-winning CIO brings human experiences powered by digital solutions to global movement for children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Oct. 8, 2020) — Save the Children U.S. announced today that Sarah Angel-Johnson will join the organization as chief information officer effective November 16. Angel-Johnson will report to COO Eric Howell and will oversee business-technology integrated strategy and solutions, IT operations, customer service, policy and planning, Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance in addition to building operations.   

“We are thrilled to welcome such a visionary leader to Save the Children as we work to develop innovative technical solutions for our supporters and most importantly, for the children and families we serve,” said Howell. “Sarah is a change agent who brings decades of experience in business transformation, digital innovation and operational integration, which are certain to position us for greater impact in an increasingly complex world.”

Angel-Johnson joins Save the Children from Year Up, where she also served as chief information officer, empowering young adults to reach their potential through careers and higher education. Prior to Year Up, Sarah transformed the $860 million Girl Scout Cookie Program by taking it digital, earning them recognition that included a place in Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Nonprofits. Before moving into nonprofit, Sarah was one of IBM’s youngest female executives where she honed her human-centered design and data-driven approach which she now leverages to deliver social impact at scale.

“I am extremely proud to join an organization that has driven such considerable impact for the world’s most vulnerable children for more than 100 years,” said Angel-Johnson. “Save the Children is relentless in its pursuit to ensure every child gets an equal opportunity to succeed in school and in life. I look forward to collaborating with a stellar team to accelerate this critical work through human experiences powered by digital solutions.”

Angel-Johnson received her MBA from Cornell University and Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 2020, she was named Nonprofit CIO of the Year at the Boston CIO of the Year ORBIE® Awards. Angel-Johnson will be based in Save the Children’s Fairfield, Conn., office.

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Since our founding more than 100 years ago, we’ve changed the lives of more than 1 billion children. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.


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