As the General Manager, Operations, Sam leads the team providing direct services and supports to clients including Client Engagement, Rostering, Coordination and Support Work.
Sam has worked in the health and community services sector for over thirty years across a range of areas including aged care, primary health care, child and youth wellbeing, child protection and disability. Her experience, whilst predominately in South Australia, has also included a period of time interstate and overseas.
Starting as a clinician Sam has gone onto work in a number of areas including research, policy, advocacy, service management and service redesign in various positions including senior management and executive.
Most recently Sam joins Community Support from ECH where she was a member of the Executive Team. Prior to this she was in Tasmania involved in developing systems level modelling for integrated care and transfer of care in metropolitan and regional settings for Primary Health Tasmania. Her other experience includes a number of not-for-profits, the Department of Health, Flinders University and the United Nations.
Sam’s post-graduate studies include Primary Health Care and a Master in Business Administration with a major in strategy and planning, she is also an accredited project and change manager.
Qualifications: MSc (Primary Health Care), MBA