Meet our Team
Tracy J. Pitcher
After working at a credit union, Tracy turned to social work as a continuation of her dedication for “people helping people.” Her social work career includes community mental health, cancer support, and homelessness. Helping moms and children has been especially rewarding because of the impact on the local community. Housing renovation, junking, gardening and animals all help to balance out a busy life.
Samantha "Good Girl" Jones
Samantha Jones is all about love and affection. Once homeless on the streets of Akron, Ohio, Sam Jones has dedicated herself to making others feel valued by spending one-on-one time with anyone in need. She openly shares her dog bed with toddlers in need of a nap, with moms having a challenging day, or with staff who just need a break. Sam has definitely found her calling with St. Paul’s Center.
Shavina "Shay" Richardson
Director of Shelter Operations
“Shay” is a Master’s level social worker proud of her solution-focused outlook on life. She is currently pursing a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Shay believes in empowering individuals, in line with a “hand up, not a hand out” philosophy. She is the proud mother of three bright “little people” as she often calls her kids and enjoys expressing her creative side in a variety of different art forms.
Administrative Assistant & Nutritionist
Charlee thinks of herself as an uplifting individual and found her passion in business. She believes it is important to feel deeply with everything you do, and live everyday with confidence. Charlee says that we can all make a difference in the world if we set our mind to it and reminds us to smile on rainy days because the sunshine always comes back.
Housing Stability Advocate
Jason has been working in the human services field for close to 15 years. Before coming to St. Paul’s Center, he gained experience working with boys in a group home setting and with families at a residential center operated through OCFS. In Jason’s free time he enjoys reading, biking, and spending time with his daughter, two bulldogs, and cat.
Manager of Organizational Growth & Development
Meghan obtained her MSW from SUNY Albany and enjoys marketing, fund development, and social media. She has a passion for empowering women at work and in her life. When she’s not at the Center, Meghan loves teaching group exercise classes and hopes to find a way to blend social work with fitness in the future.
After graduating with an Associates in American Sign Language, Meg is now a senior pursuing her BSW at the University at Albany. She knew from a young age she wanted to be an ally for those who needed support. Meg is excited to see where life takes her in the field of Social work.
Charnie enjoys working with others and has found that a helping hand through a difficult time is important, but being able to help yourself through challenges is a key part to a successful life. In her free time, Charnie enjoys spending time in nature, at the ocean or on the lakes she grew up on.
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