People Incorporated, a Virginia-based nonprofit, recently welcomed Samantha “Sam” Barber as the agency’s director of community engagement. We met up over Zoom to chat with Sam about her background, this position, and the various programs and services People Inc. offers.

Sam will focus on building partnerships in nine counties and two cities in People Inc.’s northern and central Virginia service area, including Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren counties.

She will be based out of People Inc.’s office located in Woodstock at 135 South Main Street. She can be reached by email at