Samantha Corbin, Political Affairs and Program Development Expert
Samantha is a political affairs and program development expert. She leverages decades of experience as a leading strategist for cause-based organizations to advocate for health care accessibility, consumer privacy and protection, workforce development and social justice.
As the CEO and founding partner of Corbin and Kaiser – a woman-owned public affairs and strategic development firm – Samantha has managed national organizational expansions, procured over $700 million in funding for education and public interest programs, and has led clients and coalitions to victory.
In addition, Samantha serves as the Acting Executive Director of Safe Call Now where she leads efforts to improve support and outcomes for emergency personnel nationwide.
In 2017, Samantha organized an open letter on the pervasive culture of sexual harassment and assault in politics published in the LA Times and is a co-founder of the We Said Enough Foundation, whose mission is to eliminate bullying, harassment, and assault in all its forms. The Foundation’s efforts led to an award by the United Nations, acknowledgment as a Silence Breaker in Time’s Person of the Year, the passage of Whistleblower Protections for California’s legislative staff, and the passage of legislation protecting Congressional staff from harassment.
Known for designing innovative strategies and programs, Samantha’s efforts have resulted in a $50 million award-winning to develop a Common Assessment system for all CA Community Colleges and ensure equity in student placement; the development of Cal-PASS Plus – a public-private partnership that manages the largest longitudinal database of student outcomes in the country and focused on improving education and workforce outcomes; and the development of metrics to track and assess the efficacy of service delivery to foster youth across the state.
A native Californian, Samantha has lived in Sacramento since 2002, where she shares a home with a gaggle of rescue animals.