About Us

Executive Staff

Caroline Jones, President and CEO

Caroline Jones, President and CEO of Doorways for Women and Families, brings more than 25 years of experience to her work with vulnerable families and youth impacted by domestic violence, sexual abuse and homelessness. Since earning her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College in 1995, she has worked with at-risk populations with the goal of helping them overcome trauma and achieving safety and stability in their lives. She has seen thousands of women, men and children achieve their potential as a result of meaningful interventions that reset the course for their future. Caroline has specialized in program development and evaluation, staff leadership, and trauma-informed care to lead organizations committed to helping people in crisis. She is a committed leader in the community and serves on Arlington County’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness Executive, Data and Evaluation, and Youth Homelessness Committees. She is the Co-Chair of Arlington’s Project PEACE that links over 35 organizations working to address domestic and sexual violence in a collaborated, coordinated response for the community. In 2015, Caroline received the Brava Award as one of the DC Area’s Top Female CEO’s from SmartCEO Magazine. 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, Clinical Director

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.

Heather O’Malley, Director of Development and Communications

Heather joined the Doorways team as the Donor Relations Director in September 2009 before being promoted to Director of Development and Communications in July 2011. She brought with her ten years of fundraising experience. Prior to joining Doorways, Heather was with the American Red Cross as a Senior Major Gift Officer, managing a strategic fundraising pilot program to train and support American Red Cross chapters across the country in individual major gifts fundraising using the Benevon Model for Sustainable Funding. She also served as the Major Gifts Officer for Biomedical Services at the American Red Cross, securing financial contributions from national foundations and corporations for the blood services program. Prior to the Red Cross, Heather served as the Assistant Director of Development at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, where she successfully raised major gifts from alumni and friends of the School. Heather has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Towson University in Maryland.

Contact Heather at (703) 504-9290 or HOMalley@DoorwaysVA.org.


Amanda Wilson, Operations Director

Amanda Wilson, Operations Director of Doorways for Women and Families, has been working in the violence against women and children movement for over 13 years. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, she began her professional career with Safe Alliance in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over a decade at Safe Alliance, she worked as a victim advocate, program manager, and as the Chief Strategy Officer before leaving Charlotte to relocate to Arlington with her young family. Since her move in 2013, she worked with the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence as the Lethality Assessment Program Co-Director, helping local law enforcement agencies and victim service providers assess domestic violence victims in the greatest danger and linking them to life-saving services. Amanda’s strengths lie in her experience administering government contracts, developing innovative programs, strategic planning, and using evaluation tools and data to communicate agency success and clients’ needs. Working for Doorways, Amanda will be able to continue living her passion to help bring peace and hope to her neighbors.

Contact Amanda Wilson at (703) 504-9407 or AWilson@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.