Clara Anderson Sainte, LCSW, LSCSW

Program Director


Clara Anderson Sainte is the Program Director for Gilda’s Club Kansas City developing and overseeing the educational, healthy lifestyle, support, and resource referral programming. As a trained Grief Recovery Specialist and Open to Opens Specialist, she directly implements these programs, as well. 

Prior to Gilda’s Club, Clara worked for NorthCare Hospice as a social worker and bereavement specialist. 

Clara is a board member of Mental Health America of the Heartland, a member of the Kansas Cancer Partnership, and a member of the Missouri Cancer Consortium. 

Clara’s Masters degree in Social Work is from UMKC and she is an alumnus of Northwest Missouri State University. She spends her time away from Gilda’s Club with Vladimir, her husband, and their children, Alivia and Oden, enjoying their favorite spots around KC.