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Ann Chauvin, LICSW
Executive Director

Ann Chauvin joined Woodley House at the end of October, 2018 as Executive Director … or really, re-joined … as her first behavioral health job in the District was as a crisis counselor at Crossing Place in 1991. Ann has worked in the field of behavioral health since 1987 for non-profit organizations in New York, Maryland, and DC. Prior to her return to Woodley House, she served as as Chief Clinical Officer at SOME, Inc for 17 years where she started their Jordan House program modeled after our Crossing Place.  Ann earned her Master of Social Work, Social Administration concentration and a specialization in Mental Health and has her independent clinical license in DC.


Maria Paipa Farias
Senior Director of Programs

Maria Paipa Farias joined Woodley House in 2004, becoming its clinical director in 2007 and Senior Director of Programs in 2019. She received her MA in Clinical Psychology and completed her residency in clinical psychology in Buenos Aires, Argentina before moving to Los Angeles, California to continue her career. She provided individual and group therapy while with Excelsior House, the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Center and Step Up on Second in Santa Monica, California. Moving east to New York City, Maria worked with a diverse population with the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, among others.

Tyrone Cartwright
Chief Administrative Officer

Tyrone Cartwright joined Woodley House in 2000 as Director of Finance & Administration. In 2009, he moved to the Transitional Housing Corporation. In 2015, Mr. Cartwright returned to Woodley House as Finance Director. He is past president of the DC Behavioral Health Association, a coalition of 26 community-based mental health agencies in the District. Prior to Woodley House, he served as the President/CEO of Public Health Service FCU. A native of Newark, NJ, he graduated from Elizabeth City State University with a BS in Business Administration.

Sue Breitkopf
Director of Development and Marketing

Sue Breitkopf is thrilled to be joining Woodley House as its Director of Development and Marketing. Until recently, she was Director of Development for George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. Prior to GW, she worked as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the National Building Museum and for over ten years in communications, marketing, and development roles at the American Alliance of Museums. She spent the earliest part of her career as a journalist, covering a broad range of topics from the arts to footwear to food for such publications as the Washington Post, Fairchild Publications, Washingtonian and Urban Land.