San Diego - Tijuana Border


Sara Montero-Buria


Sara is the Director of Marketing & Communications for the Hispanic Alliance, a nonprofit uniting the largest network of agencies and individuals collaboratively engaging and advancing Hispanic communities across the Upstate. Joining as the organization's second staff-person in 2013, she has served Hispanic Alliance in many capacities, setting the ground work for its innovative community team model, and supporting and connecting its thriving network. Prior to this, Sara worked for eight years in the Language Services Department of the Greenville Health System, first serving as Medical Interpreter and then as Department Coordinator.


Sara was born in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. In 1999, she immigrated to Greenville, SC with her family. Learning English through the ESL program at her high school, Sara continued her education, earning a B.A. in International Studies from Bob Jones University in 2007.


In 2012, Greenville Business Magazine named Sara as one the "Best and Brightest 35 and Under." She is a graduate of Furman University's Riley Institute: Diversity Leaders Initiative, Class XVII and Carolina Academy: Nonprofit Leadership Development, Class of 2015. Sara is also a graduate of Leadership Greenville, Class 43. In 2017, she served as the Chair of the Hispanic Business Council with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. As 2018 President of the Hispanic American Women's Association (AHAM), its 20th year anniversary, Sara led this respected volunteer group in raising $20k in college scholarships for Hispanic students.


Sara also serves on the Board of Directors for the Piedmont Health Foundation, New Horizon Family Health Services, and Greenville Literacy Association, she is also on the Board of Advisors for the Greenville Nonprofit Alliance. 

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