Christin lives in Fluvanna with her two children. She has been involved in the disability community since she was very young when her grandparents adopted six differently abled children. Christin has worked in the education field for over 25 years, working with children from birth through high school. She worked with the local elementary students as an aide and reading tutor. She also worked with the deaf and blind community as a reader and transcriber. Christin worked as an aide in the Severe and Profound class at her local high school, teaching life skills and communication techniques. She has worked as a preschool and kindergarten teacher, a daycare director, and ran a home daycare for seven years.
Christin has worked her way up within Moms In Motion from a A Medicaid-enrolled provider who supports eligible people, and sometimes their families, in properly using consumer-directed services. More to a Division Manager. She loves what she does and appreciates the opportunity to serve the families in her community and help them get the services they need.
As a member of a family with three adopted kids with special needs, Benjamin is familiar with the difficulty of living in a world that is not catered to those with special needs. One of his greatest passions is equipping people with the tools necessary to give them and their families the best quality of life available to them. To that end, Benjamin has joined Moms In Motion with the hope of being able to fulfill this calling.
Britnie lives in Buckingham County, VA. She has experience as a children's caretaker for multiple families, a few of which had children with disabilities and special needs. She has also been a substitute teacher for Buckingham County Public Schools and worked with Specifically designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. classes at both the middle school and high school level. Britnie currently volunteers as a children and youth leader at PCC in Fork Union. She loves working with kids. Her goal is to go back to school in the near future and work on obtaining a degree in counseling to work with children in the school system.
Britnie is a very family-oriented, so in her free time she loves to simply spend time with her family and friends. She is very artsy and loves anything that involves creativity. Britnie also enjoys drawing, painting, building, writing poetry, and singing.
JaKeishia was born and raised in Farmville, VA where she currently resides. She has a background in Human Services where she has experience working with individuals with diagnoses that range from IDD, MH, MR, Autism, etc. JaKeishia’s love for helping others grew and developed in 2011 when she lived in Pittsburgh, PA and had opportunities to work in day support programs, rehabilitation facilities, and assisting with servicing the elderly with obtaining the services and care that they needed. JaKeishia's hope is to be a voice for those who may not be able to speak up for themselves or do not have the help they desire in order to receive the services that they need.
When she’s not working, JaKeishia spends time with her family, volunteering with various community organizations, and cooking.
Mark lives in Charlottesville, VA with his wife and amazing son. He has been involved in the Autism community since his son’s diagnosis at age 2. Through personal experience dealing with the challenges of caring for a special needs child, he has gained an in-depth knowledge of the resources and support available for families.
Mark is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in Religious Studies, and M.A. from University of Texas. Before joining Moms In Motion, he spent 15 years working as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in public schools in Virginia. Mark looks forward to joining the Moms In Motion team and using his skills to improve the lives of others in his community and help them reach their full potential.
Maura was born and raised in upstate New York. She moved to Charlottesville, VA in 2003 for better weather and new scenery. She earned her Bachelor’s in Human Development from Binghamton University.
Maura has over 15 years’ experience working with families providing person-centered services in their homes. She is looking forward to being part of the Moms In Motion team, and sharing her knowledge and experience with the families she will be serving.
For thirteen years, Susan has been an advocate for her daughter who has multiple developmental disabilities and complex medical issues. This experience makes her uniquely qualified to build rapport and trust with families in similar situations. As a Moms In Motion team member, Susan brings her knowledge, experience, and sensitivity to the job of helping others navigate the complex process of supporting those with special needs.