Samantha Thompson, Senior Manager of Communications and Public Affairs, reports to the Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs and is part of CHPA's cross-functional team that includes Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, Government Affairs, Communications, Operations, and the President's Office. This position serves as a subject-matter expert and thought-leader and is integral in helping CHPA communicate its policy and regulatory goals.
Prior to joining CHPA in May 2023, Thompson served as the Head of Communications and Public Information Officer at Holy Cross Health where she collaborated with Executive leadership to amplify impact through multi-channel communication strategies. She was responsible for creating content to present to Congress to meet digital advocacy targets and led proactive and reactive support for local and national news outlets. Prior to Holy Cross Health, she served as the Director of Strategic Digital Engagement for GW Medical Faculty Associates where she created and implemented digital transformational initiatives for the largest multi-specialty physician group in the DC Metropolitan area, affecting 42K patients per month.
Thompson was raised overseas for a majority of early childhood, but has been a DC native for 20+ years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and serves on the Board of Directors for her neighborhood Civic Association.