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Sara Childre

Jun 4, 2015 by


Sara Childre learned the value of self-management, organization and service at an early age as the daughter of a Marine Corps general. As a double major at East Carolina University, Childre earned degrees in psychology and fine arts.


Her interest in the field of human development led her to participate in several long-term research projects with HeartMath® founder Doc Childre, and she shares his vision of optimizing human performance and well-being.


Since 1991, Childre has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992 and president and CEO in 1998.


Sara has maintained a popular blog in the Healthy Living section on for the past several years, where she frequently posts educational and inspiring information about the heart’s intelligence.


Sara also helped to implement a popular perk for the organization staff, the HeartMath kitchen. Healthy and delicious lunch meals are available for the staff on a daily basis during the work week, and many of these recipes are shared on Sara’s blog.