Prior to setting up The Junction, Sam worked for two Edinburgh based voluntary organisations with a focus on homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues and childhood sexual abuse. Her experience of these reactive services led Sam to develop a proactive, early intervention service, The Junction.
Sam is also an Associate of Oasis, a human relations organisation focused on the development of individuals, teams, groups and organisations through whole person learning. Sam is a board member of the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration Board.
Sam has a flair for delivering innovative approaches and a strong dedication to creating a positive client experience, which is coupled with fundraising expertise and extensive experience of governance. She is passionate about fairness and equality in society.
Sam is a Specialist Fellow of the Clore Social Leadership Programme, a member of GSK/Kings Fund IMPACT Award Winners Network, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.