Hilary Sedovic, LMSW

Hilary Sedovic, LMSW earned a Master of Social Work degree with a specialization in management graduate of the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis with a n emphasis on developing and coordinating preventative programs for children, youth, and families. Ms. Sedovic also holds Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish degrees with Multicultural and Honors certificates from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Throughout her educational and professional career, she has worked with a host of organizations, committed to making a positive impact in the community at the local and national levels. Ms. Sedovic’s educational career includes interning at the Missouri House of Representatives in the office of the late Representative Rory Ellinger (D-86)—Refugee and Immigration services and completing a fellowship at the 21st Century Leadership Academy through the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life.

Ms. Sedovic is an expert in the following areas: program development and evaluation, grant writing, organizational assessment, and strategic planning.

At the national level, Ms. Sedovic collaboratively developed and disseminated a national health assessment, conducted analyses for evaluation of an infant mortality intervention, and was instrumental in providing the framework that led to the development of a guide denoting the integration of Parents as Teachers within the medical home model. Ms. Sedovic worked with Youth Learning Center (YLC) where she served as a member of the grant writing team, created evaluation reports for stakeholders, and aided in the planning and implementation of programming for students from The Biome School and other community members served by YLC.

With a background in acute behavioral health, Ms. Sedovic has direct experience in acute adolescent behavioral health with SSM Health and later supported acute behavioral health services for adolescent, adult, and geriatric units in the SSM Health St. Joseph system under Advent Medical Group. As the Manager of Community Partnerships for FLOAT STL – a local float tank sanctuary that facilitates Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) to promote physical, mental, and emotional healing, Ms. Sedovic has represented the business through meaningful presence and engagement in community events, managed charitable giving, and facilitated the process of developing programs and partnerships that support community members in their journeys through floating toward greater health and well-being.

Ms. Sedovic has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Young Non-Profit Professionals Network – St. Louis, and served on the Generation Listen STL council for St. Louis Public Radio. She is an active volunteer for YWCA Metro St. Louis as a lead facilitator of the Witnessing Whiteness program, guiding racially-caucused white groups of 20-25 community participants through ten 2-hour sessions of facilitated discussion and activities related to Shelly Tochluk’s book Witnessing Whiteness in addition to providing support and guidance in a mentoring role for new facilitators.