The Virginia Judges & Lawyers Assistance Program has a team of professionals dedicated to helping lawyers, judges, law students, clerks, paralegals, other legal professionals and their families with mental health and substance use concerns.
Whether we as a team have been through recovery ourselves or just want to encourage our peers, our goals are always to: (i) support the on-going recovery process of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals and (ii) to educate the legal community about the devastating short-term and long-term effects of substance use and mental health issues.
Whether you call for yourself, a colleague, or a family member, our team is here to assist with supportive counseling, coping skill building, connection to treatment resources and peer supports, and support groups across the Commonwealth.
Tim CarrollExecutive Director
Tim Carroll is the Executive Director of Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program. He grew up in Henrico County and left after High School to join the United States Air Force. After 28 years of service and numerous assignments around the world, he retired in Anchorage, Alaska where he became the Chief Executive Officer of a fisheries related business.
In 2014 he returned to Virginia and assumed his current role in 2015. Mr. Carroll has an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Alaska and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Barbara MardigianClinical Director
Barbara is a graduate of Ferrum College and MCV / VCU School of rehabilitation counseling specializing in drug and alcohol education. She has worked in the field of addiction since 1997.
She received her LPC in 2004 and has worked in a variety of settings including intensive outpatient ,private practice, secure unit hospitals, all working with adolescents or adults with dual diagnosis including, PTSD, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder and addiction. She has worked at the Farley center in their professional program working with many professionals in treatment including physicians, lawyers, military personnel including high ranking officers and their family members.
She also worked in Virginia Monitoring, Inc, which was the first monitoring agency for addicted health professionals in the state of Virginia.
Barbara has been with VJLAP since 2019 as the deputy clinical director.
Charlene P. ReillyEducation and Outreach Manager
Charlene joined Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program in 2023. Prior to joining the VJLAP team, Charlene was a regulatory compliance attorney who spent most of her legal career specializing in complex regulatory and compliance matters. Charlene focused on consumer finance matters, for a national mortgage loan subservicer and a Virginia banking institution. Charlene assessed the need for licenses, advised on agency requirements, state and federal regulatory compliance issues relating to consumer financial services, including the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and state laws. Charlene helped create policies, procedures, and training, assisted with investigations and enforcement actions and corporate compliance matters. In 2022, Charlene received a Certified Mortgage Compliance Professional designation. Charlene is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Washington, DC. Charlene obtained a BA in psychology (1998) and a JD from The Catholic University Columbus School of Law (2003). Charlene also received an MA in psychology from Pepperdine University (1999).
Outside of work, Charlene is involved with her community, volunteers for several organizations, is a member of the Parent Teacher Association, and serves as an officer on her neighborhood civic league. Charlene is happiest when she is spending time with her husband and three children enjoying their hometown of Virginia Beach.
Sarah EndresNorthern Virginia Region Manager
Sarah joined VJLAP in 2023 as the Northern Virginia Region Manager. Prior to joining VJLAP, she worked as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney at the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, as an Associate Region Director for Kaplan, Inc, and in small law firms with practice focuses in patent and trademark and real estate law.
Sarah earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Sarah WarnerTidewater Virginia Region Manager
Sarah Warner spent much of her life living in Southern California, where she received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology prior to moving to Virginia in 2014. She has since had both administrative and clinical roles at both outpatient and inpatient counseling organizations. She previously worked in the addiction treatment field at the Farley Center since 2018, helping to treat addiction and other co-morbidities in the professionals program including depression, anxiety, PTSD, among other mental health issues. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and her Master’s Degree from California Baptist University.