As Chief Executive Officer, Sam is responsible for providing strategic leadership to Community Housing Network, a nonprofit permanent supportive housing company based in Franklin County. CHN serves the Franklin County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board as well as the Community Shelter Board. CHN invests in properties and people by providing safe, affordable rental housing for people disabled by mental illness, substance abuse and who have histories of homelessness. A critical part of CHN's mission is connecting tenants to services that support their mental health, recovery from addiction, and return to employment. As CEO, Sam guides, directs and leads CHN's Executive Leadership Team, and is responsible and accountable for the overall management of the organization. She provides linkage between the CHN Board of Directors and the Executive Leadership Team while establishing strategic goals, objectives, budgets and policies to increase the organization's profitability and longevity to ensure residents' housing needs are met.
Prior to her current role, Sam served as the Property and Asset Management Director at CHN and was responsible for property and asset management operations, including housing and employment services for CHN’s residents. From 2003-2014, Sam served as CHN’s Real Estate Development Director, in which she was responsible all phases of developing permanent supportive housing.
Prior to joining CHN, Sam practiced real estate and zoning law for seven years. She spent a year clerking for Justice Byron Johnson of the Idaho Supreme Court. She earned a law degree from the Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University.