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Division 5

Kristen Jones

Division Manager

Kristen is a graduate of Hollins University, with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Child Psychology. Since graduation, she has been in many roles serving children and adults with various special needs. Currently she serves as a member of the Parent Advisory Board for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is an active member of the local Special Families support group.

While Kristen has always had a passion for working in the special needs community, that love became more personal when her daughter was born with a rare chromosomal abnormality. In the past year, Kristen has learned a lot about coordinating care and advocating for her child. She is so excited to be able to help others navigating this process.

Amanda Walthall

Senior Service Facilitator

Amanda is mother of three, and resides in the Henry County jurisdiction. She is a new graduate with her Associate’s in Health and Human Services where she was a member of the National Honor Society and Alpha Beta Kappa. She wanted to show her children that no matter your age or where you are in life you can still chase your dreams and follow the path of education. Amanda was drawn to the career path with Mom’s In Motion as it allowed to help those who needed help and found that it was her calling as well. She is eager to be a part of Moms In Motion and knows that she can make a difference one patient at a time.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her kids by doing family crafts, family games, and spontaneous family outings. Family is a big part of Amanda and in fact, family is what has encouraged her to take the path of helping those with disabilities. Amanda is focused on how she can help others and ensures that they are treated with the respect that they deserve.

Brittnie Hughes

Service Facilitator

Brittnie graduated from UMBC with a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in gender studies. She was a Division 1 college basketball player and during her senior year they went to the NCAA March Madness Tournament, making them the first team in UMBC history to make it that far and win a championship ring. Her drive and passion for helping others has paved her way into the mental health field. She believes Moms In Motion can make a positive impact in other peoples’ lives. That is what she loves to do and why she is here!

Cael Bass

Service Facilitator
Cael graduated from Hollins University with a bachelor's degree in English and Classical Studies. Following graduation, he spent several years working as a Direct Support Professional and Activities Facilitator in group homes for adults with intellectual disabilities. After taking a break to pursue a career in photography, he is excited to be coming back into a field where kindness and compassion are at the forefront of helping families every day. In his spare time, he enjoys continuing his work in photography, writing, and reading way too many books.

Chris Barber

Senior Service Facilitator

Chris hails from the West Coast, but came to Virginia for school where he remained with his family. He has a Bachelor’s of Psychology and Master’s of Divinity, as well as four children - two boys and two girls.

Chris and his wife have fostered teens for the last 10 years. He's thankful for the services of Moms In Motion as his oldest daughter has Cerebral Palsy and has benefited from consumer-directed services for many years. Chris hopes to help other families in the same manner his family has been helped through the services of Moms In Motion.

Elaina Realmuto

Senior Service Facilitator
Elaina received her BSW from Radford University with the goal of using her experiences to help others. Her previous work experience has been in the field of addiction, meals on wheels, and mental health skill building. Elaina has personal experience with waivers as a mother of an adult child with autism. She is excited about her future with Moms in Motion and looking forward to helping other recipients with her knowledge of the process from a parent's point of view.

Jenny Estes

Senior Service Facilitator

Jenny lives in the Roanoke area with her two amazing children. She has a heart for service to others and a passion for advocacy for those who need a voice. Jenny earned a Master's in Counseling from the University of Memphis and has worked with children and families as a preschool teacher at a local non-profit serving ELL families and as a school counselor in public schools.

When Jenny's oldest child was diagnosed with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder, her heart and passion grew to include the special needs community. She was introduced to Moms In Motion through the local special families and Autism groups. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys game nights, crocheting, and traveling. She also loves to volunteer at her church and at her children's school.

Leslie Sturfill

Service Facilitator
Leslie is a retired teacher who has lived in Southwest Virginia her entire life. She and her husband have four children; their fourth, Marley, has Down syndrome. Leslie has experience navigating the Medicaid waiver system and advocating on behalf of her daughter. She is excited with the prospect of leading others down that path and is thrilled to represent Moms in Motion in her region of Virginia!

Morgan Neel

Senior Service Facilitator
Morgan is from Riner, Virginia. She is a single mother of three boys. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, traveling to new places, and spending time with family. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Administration and a Medical Billing and Coding Certification. Morgan has been a volunteer with the Ms. Wheelchair Virginia Program for around 9 years in different capacities. Throughout her involvement in the program as a volunteer before, during, and after the annual galas; Morgan has become inspired to focus her educational and career goals toward a path that would give her a sense of purpose and joy while helping others. Morgan is excited to begin this new adventure with Moms In Motion.

Tina Browning

Senior Service Facilitator

Tina lives in the small town of Wise, Virginia. She has two beautiful children, Alexandria and Jacob. Tina graduated with her Bachelor’s in Human Services from Lindsey Wilson College in 2010. She would like to further her education by working on her Master’s in Counseling. In the past, she worked at Kid’s Central Inc., a local head start program, for almost twelve years as an early head start home visitor. Through this position, she had the opportunity to work with families of children with special needs. Tina is excited about beginning a new adventure with Moms In Motion.

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