Sam Ludington is the Deputy Director of Children of Inmates, Inc. a Miami-based nonprofit organization which provides comprehensive care coordination and family reunification opportunities for children in the state of Florida impacted by parental incarceration. In this capacity, Sam oversees all day to day operations, program development, government relations and statewide expansion efforts for the organization. In his four years with the organization, Sam has helped to lead the organization’s statewide expansion with an investment from the Florida State Legislature. Additionally, Sam serves as a research associate with Justice and Security Strategies, providing expertise to law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Sam has worked on projects studying the impacts of police body-worn cameras on citizen/officer interactions, and crime prevention through community building and environmental design. Sam is an active member of his home church where he began as a student in Kindergarten, Holy Cross Lutheran in North Miami, serving on the Board of Elders, Young Adults Ministry Leader and Vice President of the Governing Board. He also serves as the youngest member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod’s Florida-Georgia District Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a Bachelors of Economics and completed a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences from Barry University. Sam is a graduate of the Leadership Miami Program for emerging leaders in Miami, Leadership Florida’s Connect Florida for the top 40 under 40 in the state and is currently in the Miami Foundation’s Miami Fellows, an intensive leadership development program for the sixteen (16) most promising leaders in Miami. The son of a Haitian-American single mother, Sam is extremely proud of his Haitian heritage and gone to Haiti every December for fifteen (15) years to coordinate an annual Christmas Party for children in Carrefour, Haiti. Recently married, one of Sam’s greatest joys is being husband to his wife Stefanie.