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.

Amber Holsinger-Staton

Service Facilitator
Amber is originally from Fredericksburg but moved from Prince George, VA a little over a year ago to Kingsport, Tennessee with her fiancé and their children. She graduated Brightpoint Community College with her Associate’s in Human Services with a specialization in Pre- Social Work. She was over halfway done with her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Liberty University when she had to take time away due to a sick child. Her plan is to return at some point soon to finish her bachelor’s. Amber’s passion comes from spending her time learning and navigating the waivers in Virginia for her own child who has autism and other major health conditions. Amber has spent time working as a paraprofessional in the schools and was a team lead at a group home for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Amber is excited to start this journey in case management at Moms In Motion.

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.

Jennie Ferguson

Service Facilitator
Jennie graduated from Ashford University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in behavioral science. Following graduation, she has worked with children with autism and other disabilities. She lives in Collinsville, VA where she has a family with two children. She has a passion to help people and a love for advocating for her clients. She is always smiling and/or giggling. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her children, including her fur babies. She also enjoys gaming, crafting, and buying far too many plants.

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.

Kasey Johnston

Service Facilitator
Kasey is from Pulaski County. She obtained her associate degree in general studies at NRCC as well as her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Radford University. She has always been passionate about helping others that suffer from physical and mental disabilities and plans on furthering her educational career in getting her master’s degree in social work. When she is not working, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

Kelly Robertson

Service Facilitator
Kelly lives in Salem, VA with her husband and two children. She graduated from Miller-Motte Technical College with an associate's degree of Occupational Science in Medical Assisting. Following graduation, she spent over two years working as a Direct Support Professional in group homes for adults with intellectual disabilities and behavioral disorders. Over the past six years she has worked as a medical assistant treating adults and children with different orthopedic issues as well as neurological disorders. Kelly is excited to get to be in a more hands-on position to help families through the services of Moms in Motion.

Khaos Lassalle

Service Facilitator
Khaos has always wanted to help others. Even as a child her plans consistently involved seeing other people smile. She grew up with family members who were limited by disabilities and looked up to the men and women who came to their home to assist them in achieving their goals. This inspired her to enter school to work in the mental health field. After college she initially planned to focus on working with veterans, focusing on PTSD. She then received an opportunity to work in direct care supports with people with ID/DD diagnoses where she stayed for approximately 3 and 1/2 years. Khaos is making the transition to case management and could not be more excited to continue her work in assisting those with disabilities to achieve their goals. She finds this career path to be more rewarding than she ever imagined and hopes to continue to grow in this field and help make smiles happen every day.

Morgan Neel

Senior Intake Specialist
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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