Our Team

David B. Wolf
Executive Director/ Northwest Office (202)-722-2280 x310

The Rev. David B. Wolf, Esq. has been the Executive Director of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington 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.

Chris Martin
Operations Director/ Northwest Office (202) 722-2280 x313

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.

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.

Jennifer Seager-Valentine
Program Director/ Northwest Office (202)-722-2280 x315

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.” 

Jeff Hale
Development Director/ Northwest Office (202)-722-2280 x316

Jeff Hale, CFRE, joined Samaritan Ministry in June 2020 following more than six years as Vice President of The Sheridan Group, a full-service fundraising consulting firm. Prior to that, Jeff served as Director of Development with the Global Alliance for Arts & Health, where he oversaw all aspects of fundraising. Previous positions include tenures at Ford’s Theatre, the National Gallery of Art and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Jeff is active in the DC Chapter of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Southeast Ministry, a social services organization located in Ward 8. As Development Director, he works with the staff and volunteer leadership to ensure that SMGW has the financial and volunteer resources it needs in order to serve the community. Jeff is an avid baseball fan and enjoys playing and composing music in his spare time. He and his family, including his wife, Alice, and their two sons, live in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC.

Jane Bishop
Lead Caseworker/ Northern Virginia Office (703)-2710938 x302

A cradle Episcopalian who has lived around the world, Jane’s life experience gives her a solid grounding in a wide range of outreach ministries, a deep appreciation for diversity, and a significant set of skills and capabilities that are uniquely suited to the role of caseworker.
Jane retired from a multi-faceted 35+ year career as a senior writer/editor and team leader with the Office of Head Start (OHS) and later with HealthMark Multimedia. She has also developed curricula and provided English-language instruction from preschool through university in Egypt, Singapore, and the United States.
Jane holds a TESOL Certificate (with Distinction) through the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, an MA in Architectural History from Yale, and a BA in Fine Arts from McGill University in Montréal.

Glorial Ducker
Outreach Specialist/ Skyland and Anacostia offices (202)-722-2280 x

Since her retirement in 2008 from full-time employment, Gloria has served as SMGW‘s Southeast Office (Anacostia) Front Office Coordinator since August, 2019, and part-time as Outreach Specialist. She earned a MSW from Howard University School of Social Work and has over three decades of professional and volunteering experiences, in health and long term care, community and social services. She has served on non-profit boards and community development organizations in the metro Washington area. Gloria is an active member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, a SMGW partner parish, and in lay ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. She’s a collaborative leader, devoted team player and uses her God given gift of “compassion , synergy and hospitality” in services to others. Gloria resides in Maryland and married to Otis Ducker.

Antoine Johnson
STRIVE Trainer/ Northwest Office (202) 722-2280

Antoine grew up in the AME church and is still a member of his home church, Campbell’s Chapel AME in Carrollton, VA.  After high school, he went to Howard University where he majored in public relations and minored in education.  After his Howard graduation in 2004, Antoine worked in business with AT&T and Comcast.  Using skills acquired in management and sales with those companies, Antoine ventured into workforce development as a trainer with Nations Learning Center in DC.  Over the last ten years, Antoine has worked with Community of Hope and later MTM, Inc.  Antoine is excited to join the staff of Samaritan Ministry.  He will be directly in charge of the STRIVE training program.  When asked, what drives him in workforce development, Antoine states, “Having tools and skills necessary to be successful shouldn’t be a privilege, but a right.  Making sure that right is bestowed upon all that I reach is paramount.  It drives me daily to be the best I can be for those who depend on me to help them achieve goals and dreams.”

Carol Johnson
Development Associate/ Northwest Office (202) 722-2280 x304

Carol Johnson came to Samaritan Ministry in September of 2021 in the position of Development Associate. Carol has served as Database Manger, Database and Membership Coordinators for various non-profit organizations in the areas of Faith-Based, Transportation, Advocacy, Education and Health for over three decades.  She also served as Database Manager for Amtrak’s Litigation Support for ten years managing teams of contractors building a database for one of the largest cases in Amtrak’s history. 

Carol lives in Washington DC, surrounded by three generations of family. She has two adult children, four grandsons, four great grandsons and two great granddaughters. 

Carol is excited to join the team at SMGW and to be able to combine her passion for service and duty and expertise in data management and donor relations. 

Sy Jones
Volunteer Manager/ Northwest Office (202) 722-2280 x307

Ms. Jones has an extensive background working with students and volunteers in university settings. She holds a B.A. in Communication from the State University of New York at Buffalo as well as advanced degrees in education administration. For the past four years, she has served as Volunteer Manager.

Diane Quinn
Employer Specialist (202) 922-7032

Diane Quinn joined Samaritan Ministry as Employer Specialist in August 2021, after being a SMGW volunteer. Her diverse background includes over 25 years in Marketing and Human Resources. After earning a master’s degree in Human Resources from The American University, Diane joined DC Government’s Department of Public and Assisted Housing. Under Mayor Kelly, Diane was reassigned to DC Parks and Recreation. Diane’s last DC Government assignment was with the Department of Transportation. 

Next, Diane joined Sunrise Senior Living as Manager of the Office of People and Culture. After Sunrise, Diane joined Total Care Services as HR Director and then worked two years for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, to assist in implementing an HR Automatic Tracking System. 

Diane is currently on the Vestry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Washington, is an active “Daughter of the King” and serves on the Board of the DuPont Circle Citizens Association. 

Kathy Staudt
Lead Caseworker, Church of Our Saviour (Silver Spring) (301) 439-5900

“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.”

Khadijah Muhammad
Communications Associate / Northwest Office (202)-722-2280 x315

Khadijah Muhammad is the newest development team member, joining us in September of 2022 as Communication Associate. Graduating Howard University in 2019 with her Bachelors in Communications, she decided to further her academic learning, earning a masters in history in December 2022. “I am happy to continue my communications work in nonprofits with Samaritan Ministry.”

Ronnie Gunnerson
Development Consultant / Northwest Office (202)-722-2280 x314

Ronnie Gunnerson is our development consultant responsible for grant writing and managing. Ronnie has 30 years’ experience in communications and public relations, including fundraising. She spent 20 years as a journalist, then sequed into public relations. After a corporate career, including 10 years with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications. Subsequent to that, Ronnie served as the founding executive director of the national PBS Foundation and then the executive director of the DC/Maryland/Virginia Chapter of the ALS Association. She also taught public relations writing for 15 years at Loyola University Maryland. Ronnie holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University Long Beach and a master’s in public relations from USC. She is a member of the Historic Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia.