(alphabetical by last name)


Florence Akurut
Casework Associate (CWA), Perry School Center and the Skyland Workforce Center
(202) 793-2141 (Skyland)
(202) 484-1264 (Perry School)
fakurut [at]
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, NW Office
(202) 722-2280 x302 (NW Office)
(202) 484-1264 (Perry School)
acarver [at]
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, NOVA Office 
(703) 271-0938 x302
gdavis [at]
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.


Deirdre Duffy
Program Trainer, Perry School Office
(202) 484-1264
dduffy [at]
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.


Naima Harrison
Lead Caseworker, SE Office
(202) 889-7702
nharrison [at]
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 Coordinator, NW Office
(202) 722-2280 x307
sjones [at]
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.

  Bill Kenety
Caseworker Associate, NW Office
(202) 722-2280 x303
bkenety [at]





Kathy Staudt
Lead Casework, Church of Our Saviour
(301) 439-5900
kstaudt [at]

  Doris E. Warrell
Development Director, NW Office
(202) 722-2280 x316
dwarrell [at]
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, NW Office
(202) 722-2280 x310
dwolf [at]

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.