About Us

Executive Staff

Caroline Jones, President and CEO

Caroline brings 30+ years of experience working with vulnerable families and youth impacted by domestic violence, sexual abuse and homelessness, and 18 years of executive nonprofit leadership. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College and Certification in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from Georgetown University, yet points to her work with clients as her greatest source of learning and continuous inspiration. She leads with a fundamental focus on helping people in crisis using equity- and trauma-informed approaches. She is a committed leader and advocate for our community and state, actively volunteering with groups focused on solving social issues related to sexual/domestic violence, homelessness, and economic advancement for women and marginalized populations. Among these, she co-chairs Arlington’s Youth Homelessness Task Force and Project PEACE’s Implementation Task Force. In 2016, she was appointed to serve, and now chairs, Virginia’s Sexual and Domestic Violence Professional Standards Committee. Caroline and her family have called Arlington home since 1995.

Contact Caroline at (703) 504-9272 or CJones@DoorwaysVA.org.

Samantha L. Clarke, MPA, LCSW, Chief Program Officer

Sam has dedicated her career to serving families, youth and children throughout multiple, diverse nonprofit and social service settings, systems and states. Before coming to Doorways, Sam spent 19 years taking her career as a social worker and advocate and progressively channeling it into a passion for and career in social justice and public policy to advocate for more effective social policies and human service systems. Specializing in outcome-driven program development and child welfare practice and policy, Sam previously worked at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Northeast Parent and Child Society, A World For Children, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Inc., local government offices and as a therapist. As a trauma-informed provider and advocate, Sam leads teams and organizations to seek out creative solutions to complex problems and build alliances across systems and issues. She believes that if we take a collaborative and intersectional, cross-issue approach to our most serious societal issues, such as domestic and sexual violence and homelessness, we can achieve positive and sustainable outcomes. Her compassion also extends to animals, and she has served as a volunteer animal rescuer for more than 15 years. Sam earned her Bachelor’s in social work from Northeast Louisiana University (now the University of Louisiana at Monroe), a Master’s in social work from Louisiana State University, and a Master’s in public administration from Rockefeller College at the University at Albany, SUNY. She also holds multiple certifications and affiliations, including membership of the National Association of Social Workers and Train the Trainer Leader Certifications.

Contact Sam at (703) 504-9274 or SClarke@DoorwaysVA.org.

Kristy Theodore, MA, LPC, Clinical Director

Kristy is a licensed psychotherapist and Board-approved clinical supervisor with more than 10 years of experience serving individuals, couples, and families. She is a Certified Family Centered Treatment Provider and a Certified Family Trauma Professional specializing in helping individuals heal from traumatic experiences. Kristy has extensive experience helping those affected by depression, anxiety, unhealthy relationships, sexual assault, domestic violence, and other life stressors. She has additional experience in crisis intervention, advocacy, and rehabilitation counseling. Kristy employs culturally competent and strength-based approaches to help adolescents, couples, and families to develop healthy and fulfilling relationships. Her approach is highly collaborative and utilizes a wide range of interventions to meet the needs of each individual, providing a safe and supportive environment that will empower them to achieve their goals. Kristy previously worked at the City of Alexandria Sexual Assault Center, the Arlington County Children’s Advocacy Center, Prince Williams Family Counseling, the Institute for Family-Centered Services, and more. She holds a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Contact Kristy at (703) 504-9274 or KTheodore@DoorwaysVA.org.

Tracy Carney, Finance Director

Tracy Carney joined Doorways in June 2013 as Finance Director, where she provides leadership on financial management, accounting and reporting, and treasury management operations. Additionally, Tracy works closely with other members of the Doorways team to support agency operations and management. Tracy is a seasoned finance and accounting professional, whose career spans over 25 years. Her range of expertise includes accounting and financial reporting, financial planning, and operational accounting and controls. Prior to joining Doorways, Tracy served as an independent accounting professional, where she provided accounting services to a portfolio of profit and nonprofit companies. Additionally, she previously held a senior financial leadership position at a leading information technology and services company. Tracy began her accounting career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Price Waterhouse), where she served as a member of the firm’s audit and assurance practice. Tracy holds a B.B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Contact Tracy at (703) 504-9295 or TCarney@DoorwaysVA.org.

Kate Graham, Director of Volunteers and Human Resources

Kate Graham, Director of Volunteers and Human Resources, has dedicated her career to supporting children and families. Prior to joining Doorways, Kate spent 17 years as an educator and school leader. Most recently, she served as the Coordinator of Early Childhood Programs for Arlington Public Schools. Through this work, she managed the needs of staff and provided oversight of the Virginia Preschool Initiative Pre-k Grant. She is a strong advocate for young children and has served on numerous committees including the Arlington Partnership for Children and Families subcommittee on Early Childhood and Commonwealth Taskforce on Early Childhood. She is a member of a number of community and national organizations and affiliations to include Leadership Arlington and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Kate earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Visual Arts from Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Originally from Maine, Kate has called Arlington home since 2004.

Contact Kate at (703) 504-9287 or KGraham@DoorwaysVA.org.