Clinical Case Manager
Samantha started working with PWHO as a Program Coordinator, in April of 2016. She has recently taken on the role of the Clinical Case Manager to Gate House. Prior to joining the PWHO team, her experiences have ranged from working with incarcerated youth, at risk inner city families, counseling in domestic violence and advocating for disability rights in the legislator. Most recently, she has been working with adults with a wide range of intellectual disabilities to improve their quality of life and reach their full potential. Through each of these roles she has found patience, compassion and a drive to continue serving her community.
Samantha grew up in Southeastern Wisconsin, but for the past 5 years had been living in Hawaii, and recently moved back to the area. She attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater for a BA in Sociology Criminal Justice and completed her Masters in Social Work at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Samantha is in the process of obtaining her Professional Counselor in Training license, Clinical Social Worker (CSW).
“A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities – William Arthur Ward.” I can only hope to be able to help emphasize our resident’s possibilities and assist in facilitating their growth. I am grateful and humbled to be working for PWHO and serving such remarkable residents. I come to work everyday excited to be here and am amazed at the strength, love and kindness of the individuals I come in contact with.