News Release

Samantha Haun joins Connecticut Health Foundation as policy director

HARTFORD, Conn. (Sept. 6, 2022) – Samantha Haun is joining the Connecticut Health Foundation as policy director. She will lead advocacy and policy work for the foundation, focused on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities and the conditions that cause them.

Before joining the foundation, Haun served as a consultant and project manager for Learning for Action, an equity-focused firm in San Francisco where she implemented evaluation plans and other projects focused on public health, equity, education, and policy.

She previously served in the Louisiana Department of Health, where she worked closely with the Medicaid chief of staff on issues including behavioral health, Medicaid expansion, and legislative policy. She also served as a program coordinator for National Medical Fellowships, a field organizer and organizing fellow for Organizing for America, and a training and resource manager at Medical Students for Choice.

Haun is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and has a Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

“We are thrilled that Sam is joining our team,” said Connecticut Health Foundation President and CEO Tiffany Donelson. “She brings knowledge of the policymaking process, experience in community engagement, and commitment to advancing equity, along with a thoughtful approach that will benefit us all.”

“I have spent my career working to increase and improve access to health care and to address the myriad inequities built into our health care systems,” Haun said. “I’m excited to continue this work in Connecticut and to meet the foundation’s grantees and advocacy partners.”

For more information, please contact Arielle Levin Becker at 860-724-1580 x 16 or