Township Council - Councilwoman
Willingboro, New Jersey 08046
Samantha Whitfield is an entrepreneur, activist, community organizer and 30 year resident of Willingboro residing in the Buckingham Park neighborhood. Educated in the Willingboro public school system, Samantha furthered her education completing an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Burlington County College and later earning a Bachelor’s in Sociology at Rutgers University.
After college, Samantha returned to Willingboro starting her career working for The Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ as a Leadership Development Specialist. In 2011 she transitioned to the pharmaceutical industry, pursuing a career in clinical trial management at BioClinica, Inc. Samantha's drive, goal oriented nature and diligent work-ethic did not go unnoticed in the workplace and she was quickly promoted from entry-level to management in 3 years.
In addition to advancing her career Samantha maintained her commitment to service and began volunteering for Black Girls Run!, a nationwide organization that encourages and inspires African-American women to live a healthy lifestyle. Her dedication to the movement led to her appointment as an ambassador of the local South Jersey chapter. In 2014 Samantha took her running to a new level and became a part of "the other 1%" by running a full marathon.
Charged by this accomplishment Samantha left the comfort of corporate America. She established her own business, Sass Society, LLC. in 2015 hosting women’s social and networking events as a resource to empower women to live their best lives by providing unique opportunities to connect with like-minded women, create memories, explore talents, learn new skills and better themselves and their community. Samantha’s experience as a small business owner in town and dedication to serving Willingboro piqued her interest in social justice and municipal government. In 2017 she became the youngest branch president to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the state of NJ in addition to pursuing a Master’s degree in City Planning. Samantha graduated in May 2019 from the University of Pennsylvania City & Regional Planning Program with a concentration in community and economic development and is excited to apply her skills for the betterment of Willingboro