Shortly after her son’s (Bailey) autism diagnosis in 2001, Sammi became an active supporter of Autism Speaks. As a volunteer, she raised awareness about autism throughout Southern New England; and chaired the Southern New England Walk for Autism Research held in Providence, RI. She was also a member of the New England Chapter’s Board of Directors for Autism Speaks. In 2008, Sammi created her own nonprofit organization, “Bailey’s Team for Autism”, which has raised over half a million dollars for autism research, education and programming in support of individuals living with autism and their families. She has done so through annual campaigns, a charity golf tournament and many other fundraising events.
Sammi lives in North Attleboro with her husband Doug and their three children – Rachel, Bailey and Spencer; and she is stepmom to Lindsay. She also recently became a “step-grandmother” to Georgie