Jody Davis Executive Director
Jody Davis is the Executive Director and Founder of Coram Deo Recovery. Jody has a passion to teach and empower people to believe for greater things. With over 15 years’ work experience in the field of addiction recovery and with her own story about escaping from a life of drug and alcohol addiction over 30 years ago, Jody Davis speaks across the State of CT at recovery meetings, church services and for secular organizations and companies where she shares her personal story and provides support for others going through addiction or who have family members stuck in the cycle of addiction.
She has two children and has recently become part of the Grandparents Club! She loves spending time with family, playing disc golf, and reading.
Stephanie Solomon-Williams Recovery Case Manager
Stephanie Solomon-Williams has earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Springfield college, and holds other certification in the medical field; including a certification as a CPR instructor. She worked for St Monica’s basic needs program, in a diversity of areas including clinical case management, counseling, program management, coordination and administration. Stephanie also held the role of instructor at Capital Community college in the adult Education Department.
Shelley A. Clark Recovery Case Manager
Shelley is a graduate of Central CT State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a M.S. in Forensic Psychology from American International College, and an A.S. in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Counseling. For more than 25 years , Shelley has worked for CT DCF as a social worker and residential worker. Shelley is a native of New Britain, and is excited to be working with the Coram Deo Recovery Team, and the New Britain community. She believes her purpose in her life is to help those in recovery, learn that recovery is never out of reach no matter how difficult, or discouraging their situation may seem.
In her spare time , Shelley enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her beagle "Freddie."
Amanda Williams Recovery Case Manager
Amanda is a person with lived experience. With 12 years of sobriety that started at Coram Deo, she has a lot of insight into the recovery cycle. She is currently working on her Peer to Peer Certification and is excited to be a part of the team that helped her many years ago. She hopes to positively influence the women and support them as they take their own courageous steps in recovery. She is a believer in Jesus and understands that none of this would be possible without God.
When she isn't working at Coram Deo or Dunkin', you can find her spending time with her FOUR beautiful children, watching them grow and develop into the amazing tiny humans they are.
Martha Hartle Administrative Assistant
Martha retired in 2015 from administration at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, where she worked with the CEO, COO, and Director of Spiritual Care during her tenure. Her hometown is Potsdam, NY, 20 miles south of the Canadian border. There she worked with four presidents and served as Assistant Secretary of the Board at Clarkson University for over 20 years. Martha has two adult children, two grandsons, and Ruby, her two-year-old “scheewie” (shih tzu/dachshund) fur baby.
At Coram Deo, Martha assists with a variety of administrative responsibilities and enjoys working in this nonprofit, faith-based agency. As a Mercy Associate, Martha’s personal ministry is supporting women and the elderly... where better to work than at Coram Deo?
Chrissy Vensel Housing Program Manager Chrissy Vensel earned a photography degree in specialized technology from the Antonelli Institute. As the owner of her own photography company, she gained valuable experience in project management, problem solving and effective business communication. Chrissy has since transferred those skills into the field of social work. Most recently, Chrissy specialized in residential programs, assisting individuals with long-term mental illness and substance abuse. During this time, Chrissy facilitated MRO skill building groups and one-on-one sessions to support clients and equip them with daily living skills. These skills empowered clients with increased independence, confidence and self-sufficiency. Chrissy is also a certified MANDT instructor and has experience in training others in de-escalation techniques to reduce harm and to build strong and healthy relationships in the workplace. Additionally, Chrissy is PSRB (Psychiatric Security Review Board) certified through Connecticut Valley Hospital. As a lifelong learner, she is consistently seeking out new ways to build upon her experience and expertise in her field. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Chrissy moved to Connecticut and has spent the last few years working in downtown New Britain. She quickly developed a passion for the city of New Britain and is excited to be a part of the mission and vision of Coram Deo.
When she’s not working, Chrissy enjoys spending time with her husband and her family. You can often find Chrissy either outside hiking, or in the kitchen experimenting with a new recipe.
When I’m not working I’m more than likely reading or visiting my happy place, the beach.
Clay Hampton Mobile Employment Support Specialist
Clay's services are mandated and offered via DHMAS (through a branch of the state, Intercommunity), as Coram Deo facility is a part of DHMAS region 4. Clay's objective is to work with clients with addiction (not exclusive but specifically to opioids), who are in early recovery and therapeutically assess their job compatibility, experience & goals to provide vocational training, job coaching & job searching skills. Clay has specialized in Employment Services for approximately 5 years and is extremely familiar with developing relationships with potential employers as well as other employment resources (American Job Centers/BRS facilities/Goodwill/Easter Seals/ Community businesses),colleges & technical schools.
Lady is 9 years old and has grown up with us. She loves to hang at the office and greet everyone who comes and show them her toy. She also loves to snack on the kitty food! She is always happy and easy going and spreads good cheer throughout the day.
Thunder & Lightning Therapy Kitties
These two brothers came to live with us in April 2019. We have found animals to be very therapeutic and we love having them in the office for women to visit and take into therapy with them.