Class of 2021
Currently employed at The Hub Family Resource Centre, Samantha Simpson is a member of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo, an active volunteer with the Northern Lights Health Foundation and Co-Chair of the Fort McMurray Early Years Coalition.
She spoke with YMM about finding her passion for working with and supporting families, and the reward she finds in it.
YMM: What is something people are always surprised to learn about you?
SS: People are often surprised that I studied biology in University and had no intention of working in the human services field. I graduated with a combined degree in biology and psychology and I realized I had a passion for working with and supporting families shortly after.
YMM: What motivates you?
SS: I am motivated by working towards creating positive change for the people in our community. Whether it is through my job at The Hub Family Resource Centre or through my volunteer role as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Wood Buffalo, I am motivated by seeing the tremendous impacts that these programs and services have on children, youth and families in our region.
YMM: What is the most rewarding part of your career?
SS: The most rewarding part of being the Executive Director of The Hub Family Resource Centre is getting to work with a team that is so passionate about helping families. I am consistently impressed by the empathy and compassion that goes into their daily work and the positive impacts that families receive as an outcome. I am extremely grateful to get the opportunity to work with an agency that creates such tremendous impact in the community.
YMM: For what are you most grateful?
SS: I am extremely grateful for living and working in a community that is so committed to giving back. Wood Buffalo is a tremendously resilient, caring community that is always ready and willing to help in times of need.