Grit Partners

Who we are

Partners in leadership.


Founder + Principal Consultant


Sahra Noor

Sahra Noor is an award-winning CEO, consultant, facilitator and healthcare strategist with nearly 20 years of progressive experience in government, academia, business and non-profits. Most recently, Sahra served as CEO of People’s Center Clinics and Services - a network of integrated community clinics, providing medical, dental, mental health and social services. Prior to that, Sahra worked as a hospital administrator and clinical operations director for a health insurance company. A thought leader in community development, public policy and healthcare management, Sahra has worked tirelessly to build programs, policies and care-delivery models that benefit marginalised and minority groups, with a particular focus on women's health and the East African diaspora.

Born in Somalia, Sahra lived in neighbouring Kenya as a refugee in her youth and later moved to the United States. She has recently returned to East Africa to contribute to the ongoing development of the region’s health systems, promote partnerships between organisations and the communities they serve, and to help build leadership skills among women and girls.

At Grit Partners, Sahra leads a team of multilingual, highly qualified and results-driven associate consultants who are experienced at both local and international levels.



University of Minnesota
MSc, Nursing and Health Systems Administration, 2007

Saint Catherine University
B.S., Nursing, 2002

Fellowships & Affiliations

  • Member, Young American Leaders Program (YALP), Harvard Business School

  • Certified Executive Coach, Center for Executive Coaching

  • Health Policy Fellow, George Washington University

  • Public Policy Fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota


  • (Real) Power 50 Award , Minnesota Business Magazine

  • 40 Under 40 Award, Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal

  • Distinguished Alumna Award, St. Catherine University

  • Rising Star Award, University of Minnesota Nursing Alumni Association

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Sahra is a learner and a teacher. She is grounded and progressive. She is intentional and very human, with deep regard for the individual as well as a compulsory responsibility to the greater good. And she delivers results.
— Saunya Peterson, Riveter42
Sahra’s passion lies in population health and equity, and she has turned her passion into action by promoting research, strategies, and public policies to reduce the gaps in such areas as infant mortality, chronic disease, teen pregnancy, and women’s health.
— Dr. Hashim Mohamud, People's Center Board Member
I feel privileged to have worked with Sahra. She is a well-respected, looked upon leader who has made an impact on many people throughout her professional career. She was a role model who brought drive and dedication to her work.
— Diana Pennington, TriNet