CARITAS Leadership Team

Karen Stanley : Chief Executive Officer

Karen Stanley

Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (804) 887-1577

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 214-bed recovery program for homeless men and effective July 1, 2012, guided the efforts to combine 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 is in her third term as an appointed member of the Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism. She serves 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.

Karen O’Brien : Chief Operating Officer

Karen O’Brien

Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (804) 887-1590

Karen was instrumental in the founding of the CARITAS Furniture Bank through a program called Embrace, on which she served as both board president and member. 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 in managing staff were honed when she and her husband owned a GE distribution center in Richmond, VA. She has been consistently recognized for her work, most recently as a 2016 Stettinius Leadership Award winner and recipient of Boomer Magazines “IT” list award for 2013.

Clara Stokes : Chief Development Officer

Clara Stokes

Chief Development Officer
Phone: (804) 887-1571

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.

Al Jackson : The Healing Place Program Director

Al Jackson

The Healing Place Program Director
Phone: (804) 887-1580

Al graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1973.  Al was a Production Supervisor for major companies during 1974 - 1986.  Al is in active recovery. He entered The Healing Place of Louisville, Kentucky on October 20, 1995 and completed the Program in April, 1996. He became a Peer Mentor until 1997, then the Transitional Coordinator, and then promoted to the Program Director.  During the fall of 2000, Al  helped  start The Healing Place in Raleigh, North Carolina.  In January, 2005, Al was asked to help open The Healing Place in Richmond, Virginia.  The doors opened March 4, 2005 and Al has been the Program Director ever since.

Tiffany Hall Terry : Director of Community Engagement

Tiffany Hall Terry

Director of Community Engagement
Phone: (804) 887-1594

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

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.

Debi Bosko, Development Associate (804) 887-1569
Susan Carminucci, AmeriCorps Program Manager, (804) 612-1747
Cara Kaufman, Director of Development (804) 887-1570
Ray Porter, Facilities Manager (804) 887-1582
Scott Hilliard, Office Manager (804) 612-1749
Megan Wilson, Marketing and Communications Manager (540) 894-6245 (cell)

Allie Cornell, Single Shelter Program Clinician  (804) 887-1575
Carolyn Leung, Senior Case Manager, Family Focus (804) 887-1573
Angelita King, Day Site Coordinator (804) 307-7878

Furniture Bank
Michael Gordon, Furniture Bank 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

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

The Healing Place
Stephen Vicoli, Transitional Coordinator (804) 887-1581
Jackie Wilson, Kitchen Coordinator (804) 714-5602
Ron Schneider, Sobering Up Center Clinical Director (804) 887-1576
Patricia Saunders, Sobering Up Center Supervisor (804) 230-1184
James Goodwin, Overnight Shelter Supervisor (804) 887-1583

Community Engagement/ Volunteer
Anna Walker, Volunteer Coordinator
Marke Barbee, Warehouse Project Manager


Media Inquiries: Megan Wilson, Marketing and Communications Manager: or (540) 894-6245