Board of Directors
Sam is Five Below’s Benefits Manager. As a former health coach, Sam’s perspective on health benefits is rooted in education and prevention. Sam is responsible for delivering an attractive and competitive benefits menu for Five Below’s 20,000+ crew members while partnering with finance, legal, HR, and external partners. Aligned with the company goals, she is responsible for the design, strategy, and communication of the company’s health, retirement, and leave of absence programs. Sam values the GPBCH partnership, leading the relationship between Five Below, GPBCH, the CDC Foundation, and HealthNEXT on the Culture of Health project. Prior to Five Below, Sam worked for a global manufacturer based in Philadelphia where she spent 8 years, initially focused on population health and progressing towards management of the health/welfare and retirement plans. Although her career did not begin in the HR space, Sam’s work in the long-term care and non-profit sectors was connected to her passion of improving the lives of those she can. Sam attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick where she received a B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior from the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (formerly Cook College). Sam lives in South Jersey with her husband, three kids, and 2 dogs. She enjoys visiting local eateries, cooking with her kids, and spending time with family in Ocean City, NJ and New Hampshire.