Catherine Cutler Institute

Sarah Goan

Senior Research Associate: Children, Youth, and Families Program

Office Location

241 WishcamperCenter, Portland Campus




Sarah Goan directs the Data Innovation Project at Cutler, an initiative focused on building the data-informed capacity of Maine’s mission driven organizations. She has over a decade of experience in evaluation and research related to programs that enhance child and family well-being. Sarah has a passion for analyzing and sharing data in compelling ways that engage non-data stakeholders in telling the “story” of evaluation. She is a self-proclaimed data nerd and avid gardener.

Areas of Expertise

  • Research and evaluation
  • Data analysis and visulaliation
  • Facilitation and consulting
  • Technical assistance and training
  • Child and family well-being (mental health,substance abuse, trauma-informed care)

 Master’s in Public Policy degree from The George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, and B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Tufts University