Samara is a sunny California native with a bright infectious smile. Her natural ability to connect with people and her strong entrepreneurial spirit led her to start her first business during her college days at Hampton University and has carried over to her unique career in social work.
After graduating from the School Social Work at the University of Maryland in 1998, Samara went on to found a behavioral health firm, The Stone Foundation in Towson, Maryland in 2005. There her diverse staff offer services to the community and serves as a partner with local and state organizations on innovative behavioral health projects.
Samara is also the force behind, Perfected Practice, a nationwide mentoring program established in 2013 that supports mental health entrepreneurs in building business savvy, pro-insurance private practices that make money and make a difference. Known for her wealth of knowledge and dynamic presentation style, she naturally inspires others towards personal and professional achievement.
This mother of three embodies work life balance and is an innovative and inspiring leader in the field of behavioral health.