In Memory of Samantha Richards
RIODAC is deeply saddened by the loss of Board member, Samantha Richards. Samantha, or Sam as most of us called her, served as both our Vice President and President in the past. After leaving RI for a year due to a job, Sam had recently returned to the area and jumped back into RIODAC with both feet, once again joining our Board of Directors. She was a tireless advocate for organ and tissue donation, sharing her own personal story far and wide, including starring in a video that plays on repeat at the DMVs throughout the state. She was always ready to lend a hand at events, whether on the Gala or other RIODAC event committees or staffing tables at various local events. Her quick wit and dazzling smile made working an event with Sam a true joy. Her warm and caring nature, smile, wit, and positive attitude and zest for life will truly be missed. We offer our condolences to Sam’s mother, Patricia, the rest of her family, and all her many friends.