Sara Beth Mueller

Sara Beth Mueller (and you say that "Miller" - she, too, would like to understand why) joined the Wellstone crew more than six years ago after a decade of work in communications, public affairs, and fund development with Planned Parenthood. She is the Interim Co-Executive Director of Wellstone.

She was first hired as Wellstone's Director of Communications and Marketing, advanced to become Wellstone's Director of Communications, Operations, and Organizational Effectiveness, and served most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Wellstone, guiding its communications, finance, human resources, information technology, facilities management, and organizational effectiveness functions. She believes Wellstone's power is in its people, and gets fired up when the guts of an organization can amplify its impact in the world - when we can do the critical work of designing our workplaces, policies, practices, and leadership behaviors so that they're grounded in the same progressive values we're trying to live and create.

Sara Beth graduated from Macalester College with a B.A. in English and communication studies. She received her MPH (concentrating in community and global health education) and her MSW (concentrating in nonprofit management and leadership) at the University of Minnesota and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). She has served on the boards of Pro-Choice Resources and Reproductive Health Alliance, and intends to fight forever until the rights of women, femmes, and gender nonconforming people are held up as human rights.

Sara Beth is a proud alumna of Wellstone Action's Camp Wellstone and Advanced Campaign Management School training programs. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and favorite person, Joel. And she thinks there’s no better place to be than outside: on a patio, with a book and beverage in hand; near or in or on or under a body of water; in the dirt of a garden, with a faceful of tomato plants and lavender; or on the grass with some buddies in a fierce battle of Kubb. And if you see her there, she wants to talk to you about your latest travel adventure, beautiful, terrible pop songs and the singers who sing them, and whatever you’re reading, or watching, or listening to these days.