Samantha "Sam" Church is a community-oriented leader who believes in the dignity and worth of all people. She's a systems thinker and innovator. Sam is the owner of SDC Strategies, a consulting business aimed at helping social impact organizations build capacity to fulfill their missions. Sam spent thirteen years in various leadership roles at nonprofit organizations including leading three nonprofits as their Executive Director. Sam received her Master's in Social Work and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She is an alumni of the East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship and Weinberg Fellows programs. She developed her passion for community service during her time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. She currently lives in the Tampa Bay Area and when she's not running after her toddler or working, she's reading, biking, or at the beach.