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.
Tania Vives Housing Program Manager
A graduate of Eastern CT State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in Criminology, Tania has spent most of her career working for Hartford Healthcare at Natchaug hospital as a Mental Health worker. She is bi-lingual and has numerous certifications, including Domestic Violence Counselor, Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor and Non-Violent Crisis Prevention.
A native of New Britain, Tania is excited to be a part of the Coram Deo Recovery Team, giving back to the community where she was raised. She believes her purpose is to use her positive energy and caring nature to support and inspire others to see life and experience greater things.
In her spare time Tania loves to spend time with family, play Dutch Blitz, ride bikes and take care of her bird, Tweety
Dara Paradis Bookkeeper
Graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and Finance along with a minor in Criminal Justice. I started as a volunteer for Coram Deo in 2015 and grew to love working with Jody and helping women along their journeys in recovery.
When I’m not working I’m more than likely reading or visiting my happy place, the beach.
Tom Colligan Development Director
Tom has worked in senior non-profit leadership positions for over 40 years. In all of his assignments he has held primary responsibility for fundraising and brings extensive experience in annual and capital campaigning, special events, and foundation and endowment development to Coram Deo. He served as a CEO in the YMCA movement for 25 years and 18 years as an independent consultant.
As the Director of Development Tom is charged with expanding donations to allow Coram Deo to expand and continuously improve services. He has led dozens of social service programs and organizations including transitional and supportive housing and emergency shelter. He shares a deep understanding and commitment to Coram Deo’s mission, approach and work.
Stephanie Solomon-Williams 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 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."
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?
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.