Sarah Dougherty

System Administration

As Director of System Administration Services, Sarah coordinates resources across our HMIS System Administration teams to improve the quality of our System Administration suite of services. She provides leadership and consultation to communities around HMIS data collection, workflows, HUD reporting and Coordinated Entry. Sarah is a key liaison, collaborating with Bitfocus technical teams in order to continually improve our software products based on feedback from the system administrators, who use and manage the software every day. Her expertise and her experience also enable her to facilitate conversations betweens communities to support knowledge building and cross-community resource sharing.


Sarah has almost 20 years of experience in the social services sector, in areas including project management, contract monitoring, and funder reporting. The past 10 years have focused on technology leadership and developing technology solutions for service providers. Prior to joining Bitfocus, she served as Director of Information Services at Seattle Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), one of Seattle / King County’s largest homeless response agencies.

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Skill Set

  • Software Training
  • Reporting
    Data Analysis
  • Data Migration
  • Data Integration
  • System
  • Software Development
  • Report Development
  • Coordinated Entry
  • Data Privacy and
  • Strategic Planning
  • Customer Support
  • Customer Service
Years of Industry Experience