As chief culture officer since 2005, Sam Planta brings 25 years of experience in organizational development and in designing leadership initiatives to Touchstone Communities.
Understanding that organizational leadership is the key to performance and market distinction, he develops performance improvement programs and initiatives to inspire our team members to deliver optimum care and services to our elders.
Sam is passionate about helping team members shift from thinking of possibilities to actually knowing they are truly making a difference in the lives of others. When team members embrace Touchstone’s vision and mission with his guidance, they begin believing in delivering the services that our elders deserve.
Sam is a certified mediator with the University of Texas Law School Center for Dispute Resolution and is a certified predictive index analyst with PI Worldwide. He is affiliated with Leadership Austin, the Association for Talent Development, the American Experiential Education Association, and is on the board of Family Elder Care of Austin.