Staff

 
   
 

Annette Carver 
Lead Caseworker, NW Office and Perry School Office
(202) 722-2280 x302 (NW Office)
(202) 484-1264 (Perry School)
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 an MSW with a focus on Displaced Populations from Howard University School of Social Work. Ms. Carver’s motto is, “Challenges are opportunities to promote change.”

 

Karen Christian
Director of Finance and Administration, NW Office
(202) 722-2280 x313
kchristian [at] samaritanministry.org
Ms. Karen Christian joined Samaritan Ministry in March 2016. Ms. Christian has over 10 years of administrative support experience and is skilled in all aspects of office administration, accounts payable and receivable, payroll processing, supervision, purchasing, vendor relations, facilities management, and event planning. She previously worked at All Saints Church in Chevy Chase, MD, and Christ Lutheran Church in Washington, DC.

   
 

Gail Davis
Lead Caseworker, NOVA 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.

 

Daniel Dixon
Interim Lead Caseworker, SE and Skyland Office
(202) 889-7702
ddixon [at] samaritanministry.org
Mr. Dixon comes from the US Pacific Northwest and is a proud Oregonian. After spending the last three years obtaining his Bachelor's degree in cross-cultural studies, he decided to move to DC for a year of service at Samaritan Ministry. Here he grew to love working with our participants. He is also involved with the local refugee community and Collective Action for Safe Spaces.

 

Deirdre Duffy
Program Trainer, Perry School Office
(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.

 

Naima Harrison
Outreach Coordinator, Perry School Office
(202) 484-1264
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 Coordinator, NW 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.

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

Tiara Lamberth
Caseworker Associate, SE Office
(202) 889-7702
tlamberth [at] samaritanministry.org
Tiara Whitley-Monai Lamberth is a full-time intern through the Trinity Volunteer Corp (TVC) Program. Tiara graduated from the illustrious North Carolina Central University with a B.A. in Mass Communication, concentrated in Broadcast Media. Her work with AmeriCorps through the America Reads program sparked her curiosity in non-profit and urban outreach, as well as her interest in furthering her education in social work. Tiara is excited to bring her passion for social justice and community empowerment to her work with Samaritan Ministry.

 

Chanel Payne
Employment Specialist, Perry School
(202) 484-1264
cpayne [at] samaritanministry.org
Ms. Payne is a native Washingtonian and graduate of Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School. She has over 13 years of experience in business management and marketing. Since her arrival in December, Chanel has already established 25 new business partnerships as potential job placement opportunities for STRIVE DC graduates.

 

Kathleen Roark
Caseworker Associate, NW and Skyland Office
(202) 722-2280 x303
kroark [at] samaritanministry.org
Kathleen Roark, a Michigan native, came to Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington as a Discipleship Year volunteer. Kathleen studied Business Administration and Communication at Aquinas College of Grand Rapids, MI. She has dabbled in administrative work through local Michigan ministries. Please do not hesitate to ask Kathleen about the Great Lakes State or for a cup of coffee, as she loves both!

 

Leon A. Samuels, Jr.
Deputy Director for Program, NW Office
(202) 722-2280 x303
lsamuelsjr [at] samaritanministry.org
Mr. Samuels (formerly Executive Director at STRIVE DC) has more than 15 years of experience in youth and workforce development, program design, and implementation. He earned a BA in Sociology and Elementary Education from the University of the District of Columbia and completed graduate work at Howard University in Education Policy.

 

Kathy Staudt
Casework Associate, Church of Our Saviour
(301) 439-5900
kathleen.staudt [at] gmail.com

  Doris E. Warrell
Development Director, NW 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 July 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] 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.