Samantha is an experienced practitioner in emergency management, currently employed at Resilience NSW as a Senior Manager managing evacuation centres across NSW. Her experience was tested during the 2019/2020 bushfire season managing over 100 evacuation centres and then again during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She has worked as a Region Controller for NSW SES with the responsibility of flood and storm response for Southern Sydney. Her previous positions have involved the management of volunteers both at NSW SES and Fire & Rescue NSW leading the 7000 Community Fire Units (CFU) volunteers.
Samantha holds a Master of Management and Bachelor Science Psychology