- Community Outreach Manager
Samantha oversees the coordination and logistics of facilitating 80+ community programs and training sessions for the Midwest. She is also responsible for assisting Candid's many partners throughout the Midwest region (13 states and 98 FINs). Among other accreditations, she is credentialed to teach all of Candid's in-person classes.
She joined Candid in 2018 after operating a consulting group that worked with a variety of clients including universities, private and nonprofit organizations and the City of Cleveland. Her experience includes designing and facilitating diversity and inclusion courses for over 1,500 Cleveland police officers; after two years of extensive research and collaboration with law enforcement across the US.
Before consulting, she served as chief of staff for Cleveland City Council and as a Family Liaison for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. She is an involved community member and serves as the Vice-Chair of a Global Ambassadors Language Academy (GALA) a Spanish and Mandarin language immersion school. She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Akron, and an M.A. from John Carroll University.