Sabina joined both the Women's Fund and the Research Committee in 2014. She was the founding director of the Health and Wellness Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In this capacity she was an academic lecturer and department head from 1977–2012. She has also taught Resiliency Education and Social Emotional Skill Development at Antioch University from 2000 until 2019. Since retirement, she has been active as a board member for the Mental Wellness Center and Sanctuary Center, both of Santa Barbara and teaches Mental Health First Aid.