Staff

CARITAS Leadership Team

Karen Stanley : President and CEO

Karen Stanley

President and CEO
Phone: (804) 887-1577
E-mail: kstanley@caritasva.org

Karen has been working in the non-profit sector for more than 30 years. She began the role of Executive Director for CARITAS in 2000. In 2007, Karen took on the dual role as Executive Director for The Healing Place, a long-term residential recovery program for men struggling with substance use disorder. Effective July 1, 2012, she guided the efforts to merge the organization with CARITAS making CARITAS the largest homeless services organization in the metro Richmond area.  She is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond, a recipient of the Stettinius Award for Non-Profit Leadership, United Way’s “Champion for Change” of 2008, a 2010 YWCA Outstanding Woman Award winner and the 2010 Better Housing Coalition’s “Creative Collaborator.” She has served as an appointed member of the Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism and on the boards of Homeward and Leadership Metro Richmond. In October of 2012, Karen was inducted in the Virginia First Lady’s FLITE Hall of Fame for Women in Business. She currently serves on the vestry of St. James's Episcopal Church.

Karen O’Brien : Chief Operating Officer

Karen O’Brien

Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (804) 887-1590
E-mail: kobrien@caritasva.org

Karen has been a leader at CARITAS for more than 10 years. She has helped drive the growth and vision of the agency including founding the CARITAS Furniture Bank and turning the CARITAS Center project (opening 2020) into a reality. She leads and oversees the operations for all of CARITAS's programs and facilities. She is passionate about effective leadership, powerful partnerships, and sustainable change. Karen graduated with a BS in Business Management and a minor in math from Hartwick College.  While her business background started at a Fortune 500 company, Karen’s entrepreneurial spirit and expertise sharpened as a co-owner of a GE distribution center in Richmond, VA. She has been consistently recognized for her leadership, most recently as a 2016 Stettinius Leadership Award winner and recipient of Boomer Magazines “IT” list award for 2013.  As the founder of  WINGS, a 17-year-old woman's faith group in Chesterfield County, she is thrilled to be breathing life and hope into The Healing Place for women.

Clara Stokes : Chief Development Officer

Clara Stokes

Chief Development Officer
Phone: (804) 887-1571
E-mail: cstokes@caritasva.org

Clara was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and has lived in the Richmond area for the last 10 years.  In Charlotte, Clara worked in the nonprofit field for 10 years.  She served on several local boards, participated in Leadership Charlotte and was very active in her church and children’s schools.  A job relocation sent The Stokes family to Richmond VA.Clara returned to the nonprofit arena two years ago as the Chief Development Officer for CARITAS.  She is a recent graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.

Stephen Vicoli : The Healing Place Program Manager

Stephen Vicoli

The Healing Place Program Manager
Phone: (804) 887-1580
E-mail: svicoli@caritasva.org

Stephen is an alumni of The Healing Place.  Before becoming the Program Manager, Stephen served as a peer mentor and Transition Coordinator.  Stephen is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and earned the James E. Ukrop Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Scholarship to attend Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program.  He was warded a Manny Award from My Brothers’ Keeper, one of CARITAS’s long-time nonprofit partners.

Tiffany Hall Terry : Director of Community Engagement

Tiffany Hall Terry

Director of Community Engagement
Phone: (804) 887-1594
E-mail: volunteer@caritasva.org

Tiffany Hall studied Sociology and Applied Research at Baylor University and proceeded to work as a Program Manager for Pennington Biomedical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  In August of 2006, she headed to Richmond, VA to attend Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, and graduated in May 2011 from The School of Theology at Virginia Union with a Masters of Divinity.  She is passionate about working with individuals and groups to actualize visions that truly benefit the community. As Director of Community Engagement at CARITAS, Tiffany helps to organize more than 18,000 volunteers every year. She is recently married to Rev. Andrew Terry, and is enjoying getting settled into their home in Church Hill.

Marilyn Milio : CARITAS Works Program Manager

Marilyn Milio

CARITAS Works Program Manager
Phone: (804) 612-1752
E-mail: mmilio@caritasva.org

Marilyn has more than 25 years of experience in education and training, program development and management, non-profit leadership and community development. She is passionate about and dedicated to adult education, social justice and equality, and uniting resources to strengthen the community.  Marilyn is very active throughout the Richmond community, especially in her neighborhood, Jackson Ward.  She is the current President of the Historic Jackson Ward Association.   She enjoys the arts, the outdoors--most notably the James River Park System--food and spending quality time with family and friends.

Administration
Ron Bergman, Finance and Administration Officer (804) 887-1585
Susan Carminucci, AmeriCorps Program Manager, (804) 612-1747
Cara Kaufman, Director of Grants and Compliance (804) 887-1570
Emily Millhiser, Director of Development Operations (804) 887-1578
Ray Porter, Facilities Manager (804) 887-1582
Scott Hilliard, Office Administrator (804) 612-1749
Megan Wilson, Marketing and Communications Manager (540) 894-6245 (cell)

Shelter

Amanda Stephan, Men’s Program Manager  (804) 887-1575
Jenn Patterson, Women’s Program Manager (804) 887-1598
Wayne Meredith, Men’s Emergency Shelter Supervisor (804) 887-1583

Furniture Bank
Michael Gordon, CARITAS Solutions and Procurement Manager (804) 887-1593
Huey Gordon, Warehouse / Laundry Supervisor (804) 822-9902
Sandy Morris, Furniture Bank Program Manager (804) 887-1591
Lori Schmiege, Warehouse Manager (804) 887-1592

Works
Vicki Mollenauer, Career Development Manager (804) 887-1587

The Healing Place
Stephen Vicoli, Program Manager (804) 887-1581
Justin Woods, Recovery Program Coordinator (804) 887-1586
Benjamin Carr, Transition Coordinator (804) 887-1581
Jackie Wilson, Kitchen Coordinator (804) 714-5602
Patricia Saunders, Men’s 24/7 Specialty Shelter Supervisor (804) 230-1184

Community Engagement/ Volunteer
Tiffany Terry, Director of Community Engagement, (804) 887-1594

Media Inquiries: Megan Wilson, Marketing and Communications Manager: mwilson@caritasva.org or (540) 894-6245