Samantha Chase, M.P.A., is senior communications associate at the Commonwealth Fund with responsibility for providing a broad range of communications and administrative support to the department, with responsibilities focusing on project management and web development, as well as media relations and public information, production of publications, and grants administration. Ms. Chase joined the Fund in September 2013. She hails from Dutchess County, New York where she was the AmeriCorps Outreach Coordinator at Rebuilding Together Dutchess County for two years after graduating from SUNY Geneseo with a B.A. in International Relations in 2011. She holds an M.P.A. from the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs with a specialization in Nonprofit Administration. Ms. Chase also sits on the Board of Directors at Rebuilding Together Dutchess County.