Sam is the Vice President, Public Affairs at the END Fund. He is responsible for the organization’s global external engagement, including advocacy, innovative financing, and communications that advance the NTD platform and attract additional resources and attention to the NTD sector.
Previously, Sam was Executive Director, International Programs at the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund where he oversaw a $45 million grant portfolio that supported 130 HIV/AIDS service organizations across 50 countries. There, he devised public private partnerships and strategic health programs that reached over 26 million people affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS.
Prior to that, Sam led global fundraising efforts for a leading sport-for-development organization, Grassroot Soccer. He was also previously Chief Operating Officer for Millennium Promise, and Global Operations Manager at the Clinton Health Access Initiative where he helped establish the organization’s health financing division and co-designed, implemented, and published results from a landmark HIV costing analysis in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Sam holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, and a BA in Economics from the University of Strathclyde in his native Scotland. He lives in Long Island City, NY with his wife and son, and enjoys competing in triathlons and marathons.