Staff

  (alphabetical by last name)

 

Florence Akurut

Casework Associate (CWA), Skyland Workforce Center
(202) 793-2141 (Skyland)
fakurut [at] samaritanministry.org

Florence, who was born and raised in Uganda, is passionate about empowering individuals and communities becoming self-sustainable, through community outreach programs. Florence has a Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice from the University of the District of Columbia (2014), and Masters in International Service (MIS) from American University (2016). Florence looks forward to working with our SMGW community to empower vulnerable community members.

 

Annette Carver 

Lead Caseworker, Northwest Office
(202) 722-2280 x302 (Northwest Office)
acarver [at] samaritanministry.org

For the past 20 years, Annette has been instrumental in implementing SMGW’s Next Step Program at the NW Office, as well as other locations, by providing casework services, assisting with SMGW’s Pre-GED Program and other services offered at the NW Office. Ms. Annette Carver holds a BS degree in Administration of Justice and received a Master of Social Work with a focus on Displaced Populations from Howard University's School of Social Work. Ms. Carver’s motto is, “Challenges are opportunities to promote change.”

 

Gail Davis

Lead Caseworker, Northern Virginia Office 
(703) 271-0938 x302
gdavis [at] samaritanministry.org

Gail Davis hails from Virginia, by way of Oklahoma City. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminal Justice from the University of Central Oklahoma and earned many accomplishments as a counselor/job developer for Oklahoma state agencies. Upon coming to DC, she provided excellent leadership and longevity as Vocational Counselor/Case Manager for Prince George's Workforce Services Corporation.

 

Charlie Day

Development Associate, Northwest Office
(202) 722-2280 x304
development [at] samaritanministry.org

"I'm Charlie Day, the new Development Associate, and I hail from North Carolina, but grew up primarily in the Philippines, Guatemala, and Peru. I'm passionate about justice and community outreach, and in the past has worked with the NAACP, primarily with the local Hispanic community in Boone, NC. During my time there I worked on local outreach and fundraising, as well as some event organizing.I hold a BA degree in Political Science and received a Master of Arts in Political Science with a focus on International Relations from Appalachian State University. I looks forward to supporting all of SMGW's work to raise up the local community."

 

Deirdre Duffy

Program Trainer, Skyland Workforce Center
(202) 484-1264
dduffy [at] samaritanministry.org

Deirdre Duffy was a graduate of the STRIVE DC Job Readiness Training program in January of 2015. With over 15 years of community outreach and casework experience, after graduating she was offered the position as Retention Specialist, then Job Developer, during which she established 59 new business partnerships as potential placements for STRIVE DC graduates. Deirdre was promoted to Program Trainer in March 2016  Ms. Duffy has an AA in General Occupational Technology, Early Childhood Education, and is pursuing her BA in Psychology and Cultural Diversity.

 

Sarah Feely

Caseworker Associate, Northwest Office
(202) 722-2280 x308
sfeely [at] samaritanministry.org 

"Hello, my name is Sarah Feely. I came to Samaritan in August to serve for a year. I have been serving as a Casework Associate in the Northwest Office. I am originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee. After graduating from Maryville College in May, I moved to DC. I am part of the Westmoreland Volunteer Core, in partnership with the Westmoreland United Church of Christ in Bethesda, MD. After my year of service at Samaritan, I plan to attend graduate school, or move onto another non-profit to broaden my knowledge. I am enjoying working at Samaritan and excited for the year to come."

 

Roger Ghatt

Director of Operations, Northwest Office
(202) 722-2280 x313
rghatt [at] samaritanministry.org 

"I joined Samaritan Ministry in September of this year, and it's a really exciting time of growth both for me and for the organization" says Roger. "I graduated from American University with a BA in business administration and finance, and over the course of fifteen years I've served as an operations and financial management professional with a variety of non-profit and corporate clients. I'm really excited to use my skills to empower everyone at Samaritan Ministry as they take their own next steps towards their goals!"

 

Naima Harrison

Lead Caseworker, Southeast Office
(202) 889-7702
nharrison [at] samaritanministry.org

A philadelphia native, Ms. Harrison started with Samaritan Ministry in 2016 as a summer intern and was then hired as a Casework Associate for her understanding and commitment to our work of assisting participants in taking their next steps. She has a passion for helping her community and individuals in need. Ms. Harrison moved to the DC area in 2013 to continue her BA in Human Relations with a Business Minor at Trinity Washington University. She is scheduled to graduate in December 2016.

 

Sy Jones

Volunteer Manager, Northwest Office
(202) 722-2280 x307
sjones [at] samaritanministry.org

Ms. Jones has an extensive background working with students and volunteers in university settings. She holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of Buffalo as well as advanced degrees in education administration. For the past year, she has served as a volunteer at our Northern VA office.

 

Kathy Staudt

Lead Caseworker, Church of Our Saviour (Silver Spring)
(301) 439-5900
kstaudt [at] samaritanministry.org

"Professionally, I'm an educator," says Kathy, "I have a doctorate in Comparative Literature and teach classes in literature and theology and spirituality at Wesley Seminary and Virginia Theological Seminary. I also offer spiritual direction to clergy and laity and lead retreats and adult education programs."

"I chose to work with Samaritan because I wanted to know my neighbors in need and work with people to make their lives better. I am deeply distressed at the harm that our inequalities in income, class and race have created in our society and passionate about inviting people to transformation in all kinds of ways. The Next Step Program seems like a rich way for people to work together in community to improve lives."

 

Doris E. Warrell

Development Director, Northwest Office
(202) 722-2280 x316
dwarrell [at] samaritanministry.org

An ordained Deacon in The United Methodist Church, Rev. Warrell is inspired by working with every person to support them in answering their call to be a good neighbor to people living near and far. Bringing over 25 years of non-profit fundraising, communication, special event and volunteer management her work, Rev. Warrell, who joined Samaritan Ministry in February 2016, has a place for everyone in the mission of Samaritan Ministry.

 

David B. Wolf

Executive Director, Northwest Office
(202) 722-2280 x310
dwolf [at] samaritanministry.org

The Rev. David B. Wolf, Esq. has been the Executive Director of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (SMGW) since August 20, 2012. Prior to that, David served as the Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Paterson, NJ, and as President-CEO of St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation, a non-profit working to alleviate hunger, homelessness, unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy in Paterson, one of the poorest small cities in America.

Previously, David served in Washington, DC as Assistant Rector at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church and, before his ordination, as an attorney with the U.S. Justice Department. He holds a J.D. degree from the George Washington University and an M. Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary.