Denbigh House Team

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.  Ashley is a 2015 Old Dominion University Graduate with a B.S in Human Services and a minor in Psychology.  Before the Denbigh House, Ashley interned in organizations working with homeless families and victims of domestic violence while pursuing my undergraduate degree. Ashley is 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 her life. She is very excited to continue learning more as a member of the Community Brain Injury Services Team! Ashley also have never met a cupcake that she did not like.

Email: ashley@communitybraininjury.org