Samantha Di Paola
Samantha Di Paola offers experience with project coordination, research, policy monitoring, and report writing. She has served as a project coordinator for a variety of client types, including state agencies, large health plans, and associations. In her role, Samantha tracks federal and state policy and conducts market research for publicly-funded health and human service programs. She is experienced with conducting environmental scans and evaluating workflow processes to develop system improvement recommendations and inform strategic planning efforts. Her strong problem-solving, organization, and communication skills have aided the successful development and delivery of a variety of work products.
Prior to joining HMA, Samantha was an intern at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families, where she was responsible for monitoring and tracking Medicaid waiver legislation and producing summaries and analyses of public comment trends for state-proposed 1115 waivers. Additionally, she previously held internship roles at the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, serving in a project coordinator and research capacity, and at the United Kingdom Department of Health, working on the health equity team, with a focus on homelessness.
Samantha earned her bachelor’s degree in health care management and policy, concentrating in policy analysis, from the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies. She is currently a currently a Master of Healthcare Administration candidate at New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.