(alphabetical by last name)

 Annette Carver 

Lead Caseworker, Northwest Office
(202) 722-2280 x302 (Northwest Office)
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.”

 Charlie Day

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

"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]

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.

 Sy Jones

Volunteer Manager, Northwest 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.

Chris Martin

Operations Director, Northwest Office
(202) 722-2280 x 313

Chris Martin joined SMGW in March 2019 after a brief period as a retiree of Exxon Mobil Corporation. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force prior to joining Mobil. Chris views his role at SMGW as a calling more than an occupation.

The son of an Episcopal priest, he had early and frequent involvement in helping others. Within ExxonMobil he held a wide variety of individual and management roles in IT, commodity trading, supply, business planning, finance, public affairs/communications, and other related functions. He was also integral to professional development and workplace culture initiatives over much of his career.

Outside ExxonMobil he has served on various boards including community associations, Vestries, and nonprofits. After retirement he served one term as Project Leader for Compass Pro Bono consulting.

Chris holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA in International Finance from George Washington University.

Kathy Staudt

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

"Professionally, I'm an educator," says Kathy Staudt, "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."

Jennifer Seager-Valentine


Program Director, Northwest Office
202-722-2280 x315
jseager [at]

Jennifer Seager-Valentine joins us as director of the Next Step program, and brings with her over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit world. 

Her most recent position was at a large NYC organization where she provided oversight for a workforce development program serving persons with serious mental illness. Prior to that, she worked at NYC's largest public staffing firm and helped her team to place 2600 people in jobs in one year. 

Her previous experience includes leading programs serving veterans, persons with HIV, and children with developmental delays.  She has advised master's level social work students at and taught at various colleges. 

Jennifer is excited to join Samaritan Ministry and be a part of its transformation, as well as move with her husband to the Maryland area where she has already felt welcomed by the area's "southern hospitality." 


David B. Wolf

Executive Director, Northwest 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.