Our Team

JasonYoungExecutive Director, Jason Young, MSW, CBIS 

has been working with survivors of brain injury since starting at The Mill House as an intern in 2000, and has held a variety of positions within the organization from Program Coordinator to his current position of Executive Director of Community Brain Injury Services. Jason has overseen the expansion of The Mill House from a small part time program to its current status as the largest community based brain injury provider in the Metro Richmond area. In 2005, he began a second clubhouse program in Newport News, Virginia called The Denbigh House. In 2007, he oversaw the development of a community based case management program serving survivors in the Metro Richmond area.

Mr. Young is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences on the development of brain injury clubhouses for persons with brain injury. Jason has also been active in Virginia’s advocacy efforts to increase funding and services for persons with brain injury. From 2004-2008, he served as the Chair of the Virginia Alliance of Brain Injury Services Providers (VABISP), a statewide organization for service providers. Jason is also the immediate past Board President for the International Brain Injury Clubhouse Alliance (IBICA).  Mr. Young received his undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond and his Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2008, he was named one of Richmond’s “Top 40 under 40” by Style Weekly magazine. In 2014, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia honored Jason with the Weinstock Award for his demonstrated commitment to people with brain injury.  In his free time, Jason enjoys backpacking, racquetball, and golfing. Jason is married and has two children, Mackenzie and Jacob.

Email:  jason@communitybraininjury.org


ClaireDirector of Administration, 
Claire Yarbrough, B.S., CBIS 

is a 2002 Bachelor of Science in Psychology graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and has been with Community Brain Injury Services since August 2006. Claire started at The Denbigh House program in Newport News as the Kitchen/Maintenance Unit Coordinator and served as Program Coordinator for more than 2 years. In March 2010, Claire made the move to Richmond to join the CBIS Leadership Team as the Director of Administration. Claire is also a proud wife and mother of two amazing children.

Email:  claire@communitybraininjury.org


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Office Manager, Theresa Burcham

is a Virginia native that joined the CBIS team in August 2016. She has over 30 years of accounting experience, as well as managerial experience. Previously, Theresa owned her own bookkeeping company.  Theresa loves working for CBIS because she believes in the  mission and loves that we are helping people live more fulfilling lives. When Theresa is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.  She always appreciates a good book on the beach.

Email:  theresa@communitybraininjury.org

 


The Denbigh House Staff


 

JessicaDupuyProgram Coordinator, Jessica Dupuy, B.A., CBIS

graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois with a B.A. in Sociology in 2003. Shortly after returning to her hometown of Richmond, Virginia, Jessica joined The Mill House team as a Unit Coordinator.  In 2005, Jessica moved to Newport News to help bring brain injury services to Hampton Roads through a second clubhouse program, The Denbigh House.  In 2009, Jessica left Community Brain Injury Services to venture across the country to Colorado where she acted as a TBI Care Coordinator for the Colorado Trust Fund Program.  After three years of mountain and snow- filled adventures, Jessica returned to The Denbigh House where she returned first in the Intake Coordinator position, and has now served as Program Coordinator since December 2014.  Jessica is not only excited to return to Community Brain Injury Services, but is also thrilled to have been working solely with survivors of brain injury for over 12 years. She is passionate about improving the lives of those who have experienced a brain injury by providing high quality, life changing services with compassion and a good deal of humor!

Email: jessica@communitybraininjury.org


Communications Unit Coordinator,
Yamiesse Lawrence, B.A. 

is originally from Long Island, New York. She relocated  to Virginia and is delighted to work at the Denbigh House. Yamiesse has a B.A. Degree in Visual Communications and an extensive amount of experience in the field of social services. Yamiesse has worked with various populations/programs and is eager to bring new creative ideas the team. Yamiesse previously worked through The Department of Health for a non profit organization in NY as a Service Coordinator/Supervisor for the Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver Program. Yamiesse prides herself in being a great mother, daughter, sister and friend. Her faith and family are most important to her. As an advocate, Yamiesse is grateful for the opportunity to work at the Denbigh House to create awareness, educate the public and encourage TBI Survivors to reach their goals and regain their independence.

Email: yamiesse@communitybraininjury.org


AprilFinchamIntake Coordinator &
Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator, 
April Fincham, B.A., CBIS

is originally from West Virginia. She attended West Virginia University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology.  During her undergraduate years, April was an intern at a Crisis Unit and Suicide Hotline. After graduating from W.V.U., April began her career in the nonprofit field by working at a homeless shelter for two years, where she gained experience in both Case Management and Program Management. April currently works at The Denbigh House as the Kitchen Maintenance Unit Coordinator.  She also coordinates the Health and Safety Committee, a monthly Women’s group, and leads the Vocational Transitions Program, aimed at assisting brain injury survivors in returning to the workforce.  April is thankful to have the opportunity to work with and learn from brain injury survivors. She enjoys working side by side with the members in the work units and is eager to continue learning more about traumatic brain injury as a member of the Community Brain Injury Services Team!

Email: april@communitybraininjury.org


AshleyOrieKitchen Maintenance Unit Coordinator, 
Ashley Orie, B.S.

was born and raised in Hampton, VA. I am a 2015 Old Dominion University Graduate with a B.S in Human Services and a minor in Psychology.  Before the Denbigh House, I interned in organizations working with homeless families and victims of domestic violence while pursuing my undergraduate degree. I am now the current Kitchen Maintenance Unit Coordinator at the Denbigh House.  Coming to The Denbigh House and working alongside the members has been the most interesting, educational, rewarding, and humbling experience of my life. I am very excited to continue learning more as a member of the Community Brain Injury Services Team! I also have never met a cupcake that I did not like.

Email: ashley@communitybraininjury.org

 


The Mill House Staff


 

JoeCraigProgram Coordinator, Joe Craig, MSW, CBIS

is a graduate of the School of Social Work at The Ohio State University. Before coming to the Mill House, Joe worked as a counselor for adults, families and adolescents in both community based and residential programs. He also has experience working with disabled adults in a group home.

 

Email:  joe@communitybraininjury.org


Maintenance Unit Coordinator, Kelsey Grant, BSW

Kelsey Grant is a graduate of Salisbury University where she earned her Bachelors in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. In late spring of 2016, Kelsey moved to Richmond from Delaware. Kelsey before moving to Richmond served two years in AmeriCorps in the Midwest. She has experience working with special needs and disabilities through Easter Seals of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In April 2017, Kelsey started at the Mill House. CBIS drew Kelsey’s attention with their commitment and compassion towards members. Kelsey coordinates and oversees the Maintenance Unit at the Mill Hill and most enjoys working with members on starting the garden for the season. When Kelsey is not at the Mill House she enjoys hiking and exploring all of Richmond’s food scene!

Email:  kelsey@communitybraininjury.org


Employment Coordinator- NOW HIRING!

The Mill House is currently hiring for an Employment Coordinator. If you have a background in employment services and are interested in joining the CBIS team, please send your resume and cover letter to The Mill House Clubhouse Director, Joe Craig at joe@communitybraininjury.org

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TamikaSheltonCommunications and Advocacy Unit Coordinator,
Tamika Shelton, M.Ed.

is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education.  She has experience working as an administrative assistant and therapeutic counselor.  She started at The Mill House in September of 2015, with the goal of learning more about brain injury and helping others while doing so. Tamika coordinates the Communication and Advocacy Units at The Mill House and most enjoys helping members with advocating for themselves and the brain injury community, something she finds so important. At home, Tamika enjoys spending time with her husband and watching basketball.

Email:  tamika@communitybraininjury.org


Mill House Kitchen Unit Coordinator,
Katiey Hamblen, BSW

is a graduate from the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned her Bachelors. She has experience doing reentry work as an intern, where she provided services to citizens both pre and post release of incarceration. She also has experience working in a restaurant kitchen. She came to CBIS in 2016 and is enthusiastic to expand her knowledge of brain injury and is excited to continue working with this population in such a collaborative environment. Katiey works in the Kitchen Unit and most enjoys the collaborative way she and the members find new recipes and enjoy learning together how to make new dishes! When Katiey is not at The Mill House, she enjoys spending her time exploring with her family and friends, and most of all spending time with her many pets!

Email:  katherine@communitybraininjury.org

 


Case Management Staff


 

CrystalLloydSenior Case Manager, Crystal Lloyd, MSW, CBIS 

is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she earned her MSW. Crystal has many years of experience as a case manager. After graduating with a BSW from James Madison University, Crystal was hired as a Case Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg/Rockingham County. Upon entering graduate school in 2003, Crystal was offered a job as an HIV Case Manager with an AIDS Service Organization in Columbia, SC. Crystal is located at the Mill House and has been providing services to people with brain injuries in the community as the CBIS Case Manager since 2007.

Email:  crystal@communitybraininjury.org


Jennifer-CandelaCase Manager, Jennifer Candela, B.S.

joined the CBIS family in May of 2016.  She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006 with her B.S in Psychology.  Since graduating, she has worked in the fields of Substance Abuse, Job Coaching, and most recently has been a Case Manager for the last 3.5 years in the field of Mental Health Skill Building.  She enjoys making a positive impact in the community and most importantly, the people she serves. On her down time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family.

 

Email:  jenniferc@communitybraininjury.org