Barkley Sample- Raleigh Regional Director of Catholic Charities
919-790-8533 ext: 2510

Barkley started with Catholic Charities in November 2019 and has brought a great deal of excitement and enthusiasm to the Raleigh region, including CPO! He looks forward to working with the people in Raleigh making a difference in our community! He has close to 15 years nonprofit experience managing large and small agencies. He moved here from Philadelphia, returning to the area after working here previously at Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy.


Donna Walker- Executive Assistant
919-790-8533 ext: 2500

Donna started with Catholic Charities in 2017 as an Executive Assistant in the Raleigh Regional Office after many years as a Legal Assistant. She holds a degree in Business
Administration and loves working with the clients, volunteers and fellow staff members at CPO, finding each day both humbling and rewarding. She has lived in Knightdale for 16 years and is a member of St. Eugene Catholic Church in Wendell.

Ruth DeVito- Clinical Counselor
919-790-8533 ext. 2550

Ruth has been the Clinical Director for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh since 2021. Ruth had previously worked with Catholic Charities as a School Counselor. Ruth has been in practice for nine years and is able to serve adults, teens, and children of all ages who are struggling with mental health related concerns. Ruth brings to Catholic Charities experience working in multiple settings including private practice, inpatient, mobile crisis, and in home settings.

Sharon Mitchell- Support Circle Program Director
919-790-8533 ext: 2530

Sharon is an experienced social worker with 27 years of service in the Triangle area.  She brings her experience of working for many years with Homeless, Mental Health, and substance Abused in our community. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Work, and Public Administration from Shaw University, and continued her education at NCSU, Masters Socialwork Program.  She comes to the Catholic Charities table with a love & respect for individuals experiencing homelessness and a commitment to make a difference in our community, one family at a time.