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Idil Samantar

Manager, Human Resources & Board Relations

Idil Samantar joined Phelps Stokes in April 2009 as the Executive Assistant to the President and Board Relations. In 2011, Ms. Samantar assumed additional responsibilities in her new position as Manager of Human Resources and Board Relations.  Prior to joining Phelps Stokes and over the course of 7 years, Ms. Samantar held a few positions in the Human Resources and Disaster Operations departments at the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross.  Ms. Samantar brings over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector with a focus on humanitarian services for underserved and marginalized communities. 

After graduating from high school, Ms. Samantar chose to complete her studies abroad where she concluded her undergraduate studies in psychology at Leyton Sixth Form College, in London and completed her post grad studies focusing on business administration management at De Montfort University, in Leicester.  Along with her studies in the UK, Ms. Samantar has had the opportunity to travel personally and for business to over 12 countries around the globe.  As a personal interest in developing outreach programs for new immigrants, Ms. Samantar currently serves as an Independent Goodwill Correspondent for East African community members in Northern Virginia.  You may contact Idil Samantar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .