Affinity Strategies

Meet the Affinity Team: Sarah White

Amy Thomasson
August 19, 2021

Describe your job in a tweet (i.e. up to 280 characters).
As Senior VP of Financial Operations, I’m a rules enforcer and numbers cruncher and am in charge of the financial needs of Affinity’s 15 clients. In addition, on a daily basis, I get to interact with my amazing coworkers, and I get to meet with my clients who are some of the most interesting and impressive players in the world of medicine.

What was your favorite subject in school and why did you enjoy it?
Math, of course! I loved it because there was always one right answer and it’s completely objective.

What three words would friends use to describe you?
Strong, funny, and capable

What is your proudest accomplishment?
The fact that my children have grown into beautiful people.

Aside from necessities, what is one thing could you not go a day without?

What was the last book you read and why did you enjoy (or not enjoy) it?
Happiness. It is a memoir of a woman whose life did not take the path that she thought it would, but she navigated the situation and created a beautiful life anyway.

Who is your biggest influence and why?
My best bud and running partner, Sara. She and I have run twice a week for 10 years. We’ve run and cried our way through losing parents, having parents get divorced, mourning the loss of other friendships and discussing the challenges of raising kids from pre-school through high school. We are each other’s sounding boards.

What song or album could you listen to on repeat?
Currently, “Redemption” by Nathaniel Rateliff

What is something that you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t?
I want to take my daughter to Europe in the next few years. I was able to go in high school and it ignited a passion for travel that lives on in me. I want the same for her.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Sometimes people come into your life when you need them. The trick is not to take them for granted when they are there. Then when that relationship ends, it’s not a time for mourning, it’s just time to realize that chapter of your life story has ended. Look back on it and appreciate it for the good that it brought.