Staff

Sarah UrechSarah Urech is senior strategist of the Omega Women's Leadership Center. A multilingual performer and singer, she has performed and taught playback theatre in 16 countries, including Cuba, Japan, and Russia, and is the development director of Hudson River Playback Theatre. Before coming to Omega, she was the director of the Oncology Support Program at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, NY, where she received multiple awards for her work in holistic programming, patient advocacy, and oncology social work. Watch Sarah speak about the practice of listening as an important step in human evolution.


Cofounders

Elizabeth Lesser is cofounder of the Omega Institute and the Omega Women's Leadership Center. Author of The Seeker’s Guide and the New York Times best seller, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, she has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, at the TED Women conference, and is a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide.

Carla GoldsteinCarla Goldstein, JD, is president of Omega Institute and cofounder of the Omega Women's Leadership Center. An attorney with 25 years of experience in public interest advocacy, she has contributed to more than 100 city, state, and federal laws, and has worked extensively on issues related to women’s rights, poverty, public health, and social justice.

Sarah Peter is cofounder of the Omega Women's Leadership Center and an artist who lives in New York City. She has given generous and visionary support to the Modern Women’s Fund at the Museum of Modern Art, and the Odwar Fund in Uganda. At the heart of Sarah Peter’s philanthropic giving is the goal of acknowledging individual women’s contributions and helping to improve the lives of women.