Samantha joined the Concussion Legacy Foundation in August of 2022. She first became acquainted with CLF in 2015 when her father passed away after years of struggling with cognitive and behavioral issues believed to be related to his years playing high school, college, and professional football. When the CTE Center at Boston University was able to confirm her suspicions with a Stage 4 CTE diagnosis, she felt compelled to do whatever she could to help the families of those affected by concussions and CTE in the hopes of alleviating some of the anguish and isolation that her family had suffered. After volunteering to mentor family members and promote CLF’s programs whenever she could and working with other player assistance organizations such as Gridiron Greats & After the Impact Foundation for several years, she jumped at the opportunity to officially join the CLF team.
After being raised in the Chicago area, Samantha currently resides in Southern California with her husband and two sons where she actively engages in her community by serving on the PTO, Sports Booster & School Site Council Executive Boards of her sons’ high school, advocating for safer youth sports and never missing one of her sons’ water polo games.