Samantha Tuminaro


Senior Consultant, Cadence Clinical Services

Ovation Healthcare

Samantha, a licensed clinical social worker, is experienced in community mental health, medical social work, and hospital administration. She spent the first half of her career as a paralegal working for law firms and the Department of Corrections before pursuing her passion of social work.  Samantha started her social work career in a mental health setting as a case manager for a community care program focused on assisting homeless individuals find and maintain housing.  She then transitioned to medical social work and spent 10 years working at a community hospital in Chicago managing a care management team composed of utilization review, emergency department and inpatient care managers. In the post-acute setting, Samantha was a member of the executive leadership team where she focused on the important patient journey through the healthcare system and effective transitions of care.  Her passion is helping patients maneuver through the healthcare system complexities and helping hospital systems streamline their processes. Samantha promotes patient advocacy and access to quality care for the communities she serves.

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Services
  • Case Management
  • Utilization Review
  • Hospital Operations
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Community Mental Health
  • Acute Rehabilitation

Previous Experience

  • Social Worker, LCSW- New Foundation Center (Community Mental Health); Advocate Lutheran General Hospital; Resurrection Medical Center
  • Manager of Care Management- Resurrection Medical Center
  • Director of Care Management- Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Libertyville


  • Bachelor Science, Criminal Justice – Illinois State University
  • Master of Social Work, Health Specialization- Loyola University Chicago


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker- LCSW, Illinois
  • ACM-SW (Accredited Case Management Certification)
  • Paralegal Certificate, Litigation – Roosevelt University Chicago

Professional Affiliations

  • ACMA
  • NASW