Sam is the Vice President, Public Affairs at the END Fund. He is responsible for the organization’s global external engagement, including advocacy and communications that advance the neglected tropical disease (NTD) platform and attract additional resources and attention to the NTD sector. Sam leads the END Fund’s efforts to mobilize a growing ecosystem of NTD champions across governments, the pharmaceutical industry, and a coalition of other cultural, private sector, and community-based organizations.
Previously, Sam was Executive Director, International Programs at the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund where he oversaw a 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.
Sam currently serves on the board of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. He 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. Sam lives in New York with his wife and two children, and enjoys competing in triathlons and marathons.