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Sarah Combs

Univeristy Area CDC

Sarah Combs is the Chief Executive Officer of the University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. (UACDC). Combs joined the organization in 2010, and under her senior leadership the organization has more than tripled the number of children and adults it reaches with education, health, workforce, cultural arts and other programs. With more than 16 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Combs’ experience spans nearly every facet of organization from program development to real estate. Combs previously served as the Chief Operations Officer for the UACDC and has been with the organization for nine years. Combs was born and raised in Colorado and moved to Tampa over 12 years ago to raise her daughter and identical twin boys with her husband Will. Sarah and her family live in New Tampa and enjoy spending time at the beach, traveling, cooking and most of all spending time with family and friends. Sarah is an active member and volunteer in the Tampa Bay community serving on the following boards: Safe & Sound Hillsborough, Innovation Place, Commission on the Status of Women, Mort Elementary Community School, Chairwomen of the Florida Alliance of CDC’s and Founding Member of the Tampa Bay Community Reinvestment Association.