Samantha Watson, Founder and Executive Director
Kyle Greaves, Alumni Leader
Kate Sievers, Alumni Leader
Amelia Stephens, Alumni Leader
Valerie Sun, Alumni Leader
Photo credit for above images: Llewellyn Creative
Samantha Watson’s bio:
Executive Director and Founder Samantha Eisenstein Watson is a two-time young adult cancer survivor. Diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma at age 21 and with secondary Myelodysplastic Syndrome at age 23, she created The SAMFund in 2003 after recognizing a void in programs and services tailored specifically for young adult cancer survivors after treatment. Known throughout the country as one of the hardest-working women in the cancer advocacy community, Sam holds a BA from Brandeis University and an MBA from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis.
About the Alumni Leadership Council
The SAMFund’s Alumni Leadership Council (ALC) is a small group of past grant recipients committed to paying it forward for other young adult survivors. They are actively engaged in The SAMFund’s fundraising and outreach efforts across the country. For more information, click here.