Sarah Steward is the Chief Operating Officer at HomeFront, a non-profit agency dedicated to ending family homelessness and breaking the cycle of poverty for families in Central New Jersey. In this capacity, she manages day-to-day operations for over 120 staff, 20 sites, and 35 programs working within an $8 million annual budget. Ms. Steward provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure the organization has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively steer the organization towards financial strength, operating efficiency, and attainment of its mission.
Previously, Ms. Steward served in the offices of Congressman Rush Holt (NJ-12), ultimately as his Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director. In this capacity, she served as a key advisor to the Congressman, managed his New Jersey office and staff, and oversaw his constituent service, community outreach, and scheduling operations. Previously, she served as Campaign Manager/Political and Finance Director for Congressman Holt’s 2010 campaign and Deputy Campaign Manager in his 2013 Senate race. In these roles, her responsibilities included planning and executing a comprehensive fundraising plan, coordinating efforts with local, state, and national political elected officials and community leaders, ensuring compliance with applicable campaign finance rules and regulations, and managing the Congressman’s election campaigns. Ms. Steward held various positions on Congressman Holt’s Congressional staff both in New Jersey and Washington, D.C., including working on the legislative team, acting as a liaison with state and federal agencies to respond to constituent concerns, and managing office operations.
Ms. Steward currently serves as a Councilwoman in the Township of Ewing and was re-elected in 2014 for a four-year term. Ms. Steward holds a B.A. in Government and Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College and is pursuing a Masters of Public Administration from Rutgers University, expected in spring 2018.