Samantha Leonardo is a seasoned communications and media strategist with years of experience communicating about various topics related to health care.
Prior to joining Reservoir, Samantha worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). During her tenure at HHS, Samantha held various roles that focused on strategic communications, media relations, and stakeholder engagement. Most recently, Samantha served as the press secretary for the HHS COVID-19 Joint Information Center. In this role, she focused her efforts on bringing public awareness to the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Samantha has a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from Michigan State University. Most recently, she continued her education and obtained a certificate in Pharmacoepidemiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.