Sam has helped design and implement a range of efforts to strengthen American democracy and to improve social service provision across the country and the globe. His work combines sophisticated data analysis, qualitative research, organizational design, and stakeholder facilitation to tackle complex topics. Areas of expertise include democratic reforms and civic engagement, as well as complex social service provision (including affordable housing, homeless healthcare, food access, and sexual and reproductive health). Sam helps leading philanthropies and NGOs successfully partner with governments to adopt and scale innovative solutions.
Select Redstone Projects
- Designed strategies to advance equitable representation, voter access, and place-based power-building for a major domestic democracy funder.
- Worked with International Planned Parenthood Federation to overhaul its global resource allocation process as part of its broader governance reform. This led to a new system and formula for allocating tens of millions of dollars annually based on country need and member performance.
- Helped funders in multiple cities develop strategies for improving access to affordable and supportive housing designed to benefit a wide range of residents
- Managed a funder collaboration of New York City’s top food assistance providers to enable distribution of an additional 10 million pounds annually to low-income New Yorkers; subsequently helped the NYC Mayor’s Office of Food Policy coordinate substantial increases to City food supplies and pilots for new distribution models
- Facilitated a collaborative of NYC’s major homeless health providers to increase access to care and pilot new care models for homeless New Yorkers
Sam has worked on strategic planning, policy development, and funder coordination to help foundations, non-profit, and government officials effectively tackle social issues. At Redstone, he has focused on efforts to strengthen American democracy as well as human services including access to housing, food, healthcare, and reproductive health. Across these issues, Sam has experience managing complex partnerships between non-profit and government entities to achieve systemic changes.
Prior to joining Redstone, Sam worked at Deloitte’s federal strategy consulting practice. There, he helped federal agencies set their long-term strategies, prioritize major investments, and better deliver on their missions. While at Yale, Sam studied political science and received several fellowships to study democracy and political tolerance abroad. He received the Obernauer Memorial prize for his senior thesis on Arab rights in Israel.
Sam is from New York City, and spends his free time running, taking photos, and cooking.
- Yale University, BA magna cum laude in Political Science