Samantha Cinnick, MPH, CPH, CHES, provides program coordination for workforce development initiatives at the de Beaumont Foundation to equip public health professionals with the knowledge, skills, and tools to make their communities healthier. Before joining the Foundation, Samantha was the center coordinator of the Region 2 Public Health Training Center at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. In this role, Samantha organized and managed public health workforce stakeholders from academia, government, nonprofit, and business to assess training needs of the public health workforce in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands and develop distance-based learning in those training areas.
As a public health graduate student, Samantha gained experience in city and local governmental public health by interning for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone and designing a public health workforce development plan for the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health.
Samantha earned her Masters of Public Health degree in Health Promotion Research and Practice from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and her Bachelors of Science degree in psychology with a minor in public health from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.