Meet our awesome team

CBIS Team

Executive Director

 Jason Young, MSW, CBIS

jason@communitybraininjury.org

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, the addition of a second service area and Clubhouse program, and the development of a case management program.

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 and returned to this role in 2018. 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, golfing, and spending time with his two children, Mackenzie and Jacob.

Director of Administration

Claire Yarbrough, B.S., CBIS 

claire@communitybraininjury.org

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 hails from the great state of Wisconsin and hence is quite a connoisseur of cheese. Outside of work, Claire loves spending time with her family and serving as chief chauffeur to her two busy children.

Development Coordinator

Muslima Musawwir, BFA

muslima@communitybraininjury.org

Muslima Musawwir, BFA is a Richmond VA native and recently moved back to the area after living in DC. During her time in DC, she worked in Development at Studio Theatre assisting with various fundraising events, creating and strategizing for e-fundraising campaigns, and coordinating direct mailings. She’s pleased to be joining CBIS and aiding in the growth of the organization’s fundraising initiatives. Muslima enjoys spending her free time performing, spending time with family, and enjoying tableside guacamole.

Office Manager

Theresa Burcham

theresa@communitybraininjury.org

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.

The Denbigh House Staff

Clubhouse Director

Jessica Dupuy, B.A., CBIS

jessica@communitybraininjury.org

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 Clubhouse Director 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 her entire career. 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!

Communications Unit Coordinator

Yamiesse Lawrence, B.A.

yamiesse@communitybraininjury.org

Yamiesse Lawrence, B.A.  is originally from Long Island, New York. She relocated to Virginia and joined The Denbigh House in 2016 as the Communications Unit Coordinator. 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.

Intake Coordinator & Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator

April Fincham, B.A., CBIS

april@communitybraininjury.org

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!

Kitchen Maintenance Unit Coordinator

Ashley Orie, B.S., CBIS

ashley@communitybraininjury.org

Ashley Orie, B.S., CBIS was born and raised in Hampton, VA. She is a 2015 Old Dominion University Graduate with a B.S in Human Services and a Minor in Psychology.  Before joining The Denbigh House team, Ashley interned in organizations working with homeless families and victims of domestic violence while pursuing her undergraduate degree. Ashley has been the Kitchen Maintenance Unit Coordinator at the Denbigh House since 2015.  Ashley feels that 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 to learn and grow as a member of the Community Brain Injury Services Team! She also has never met a cupcake that she did not like..

The Mill House Staff

Clubhouse Director

Joe Craig, MSW, CBIS

joe@communitybraininjury.org

Joe Craig, MSW, CBIS is a graduate of the School of Social Work at The Ohio State University. Joe began his employment at The Mill House in 2006 and has led team ever since! 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 adults with disabilities in a group home. Joe is also a talented cook and makes a mean pizza crust and Turkish coffee.

Employment and Intake Coordinator

Katiey Hamblen, BSW, CBIS

katherine@communitybraininjury.org

Katiey Hamblen, BSW, CBIS 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!

Kitchen Unit Coordinator

Victoria Kercado, B.S.

victoria@communitybraininjury.org

Victoria Kercado, B.S. is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelors in Psychology. She has experience working in Behavior Counseling for adolescents who suffered from brain injuries and chronic illnesses. Victoria started at The Mill House in January of 2018 in hopes to learn more about brain injuries and some of the ways she can help the adults in the community. Victoria works in the Kitchen Unit and enjoys working one on one with the members, teaching them new skills that they can use at home and in future employment. When Victoria is not at The Mill House she enjoys being outdoors, reading, staying active and spending time with her family.

Communications and Advocacy Unit Coordinator

Tamika Shelton, M.Ed., CBIS

tamika@communitybraininjury.org

Tamika Shelton, M.Ed., CBIS 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. At home, Tamika enjoys spending time with her husband and watching basketball.

Maintenance Unit Coordinator

Miranda Jackson, BSW

miranda@communitybraininjury.org

Miranda Jackson, BSW, is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned a Bachelor of Social Work in 2014. Miranda joined The Mill House team in 2018. Her background includes job coaching, providing intake & client support services for a bankruptcy law firm, and working in behavior therapy. As Maintenance Unit Coordinator, Miranda works with members to maintain the building and keep up the Mill House garden. Miranda enjoys the supportive way member’s work together in the units to accomplish daily tasks and goals.

When not working, Miranda enjoys running, reading and sharing a good meal with family and friends.

Case Management Staff

Lead Case Manager

Crystal Lloyd, MSW, CBIS

crystal@communitybraininjury.org

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.

Case Manager

Jennifer Candela, B.S.

jenniferc@communitybraininjury.org

Jennifer Candela, B.S., CBIS joined the Community Brain Injury Services 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.