Meet our new Vice President, Samantha Messina!

A true Martin County native, Samantha returned home after earning her degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Passionate about nonprofit development and fundraising, she has been growing her career right here in the heart of our community.

Samantha’s journey with YPMC began in 2021 when colleague and former president Courtney Neintemp introduced her! Drawn to the vibrant community, she quickly became an integral part, eventually joining the board as an at-large member in 2023.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Samantha is deeply involved in the local arts scene. Catch her playing the clarinet in various performing ensembles or sharing her expertise through teaching lessons!

Additionally, she loves making a difference as the new Grant Development Specialist for Folds of Honor’s national office. She’s thrilled to expand the support of YPMC and looks forward to the exciting developments ahead as Vice President!