Maria (Sam) Josepher, MPA

Sam Josepher is a grant-writing and organizational development professional with over twenty years of senior executive experience in the nonprofit sector. For seven years, Ms. Josepher has worked to develop communications/ marketing plans, enhance foundation and government funding, and increase donor bases for social services agencies focusing on HIV/AIDS, chronic diseases, reentry services, workforce development and life skills, and youth services. Sam is the Co-Founder and former Deputy Executive Director of Exponents, NYC and curriculum developer of the highly recognized ARRIVE Training a health literacy program with measurable medications adherence outcomes. In her tenure as the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Exponents, Sam successfully managed an annual budget in excess of $ 3.8 million and was responsible for generating over $ 35 million in government and foundation funding. She has served as an adjunct lecturer of New You University School of Philanthropy and Fundraising, Long Island University, and has been invited to present to NYC Planning Groups, a White House Commission, and technical assistance conferences. She has held offices on numerous nonprofit boards of directors. Ms. Josepher received her Bachelor of Science from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn and a Master of Public Administration from the Executive Program at CUNY Bernard Baruch School of Public Affairs.