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Benita Adkins

Division Manager

Benita lives in Rappahannock with her son, foster sister, and nephew. She grew up the youngest of six, not realizing until she was seven that one of her brothers was actually a foster brother. At the age of 23, Benita completed training as a therapeutic foster parent. Her home was open for fostering for 16 years. In that time, she completed her Bachelor's, adopted a son, and taught school for 8 years.

Benita has had the extreme privilege to learn many lessons from the children placed in her care. It wasn't until her mother became ill and she took on the responsibility of caring for her foster sister, who is diagnosed with Downs Syndrome, that she began navigating the world of waivers. In the last 4 years, Benita has learned many things that she would like to share with others about what is available to improve the quality of life of others.

Bek Stone

Service Facilitator

Bek grew up and currently resides in Northern Virginia with her family. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mary Baldwin University. Bek has a great passion for helping others and loves making a difference in their lives. Her service to others began with volunteering for various events within her church community and has blossomed into a variety of services, such as working with foster care youth, CNA work, and working as an RBT before entering the world of crisis intervention, assisting individuals with intellectual and developmental abilities. Bek also volunteers with Crisis Text Line in her spare time.

She has experience with individuals with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s, and a variety of other disabilities that include serious mental health challenges. Bek enjoys learning new things, reading, playing with her lizard (Hiccup), and exploring the great outdoors. She is so excited to be a part of the Moms in Motion team and to continue making a difference in the lives of individuals and their families.

Eileen Vidal-Codispot

Service Facilitator
Eileen lives in Northern Virginia with her two children, one of whom is autistic and non-speaking with various other special needs. She has a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master's degree in criminal justice. Her education and training as an advocate with the Virginia Board of People with Disabilities have helped her navigate the disability system to ensure her son and others have an inclusive experience that values their unique abilities. She is excited to join Moms in Motion and help individuals with disabilities and their families navigate the waiver process.

Julissa Tello

Senior Service Facilitator

Julissa lives in Alexandria, VA with her family and dog. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and has worked in the accounting field for over 25 years in different industries such as IT and construction. She worked 18 of those years in her last place of employment. Julissa is excited to join Moms in Motion to serve and assist those within her community.

She has a passion for helping others and her objective is to make a difference. She spends her spare time with her family and her Labrador, Rocky. She also occasionally dog sits her daughter’s Cavalier King Charles, Puddles.

Lydia McGrath

Lydia McGrath

Senior Service Facilitator

Lydia currently lives in Manassas, VA with her husband, Mike, two children, Keelin and Rory, and their Great Dane, Maddy. She grew up in Southern California where she attended San Diego State University and received her degree in Social Work.

Lydia’s journey began when her son, Rory, was born 7 weeks premature and was diagnosed with PVL (Periventricular Leukomalacia). Rory is intellectually and physically delayed. Lydia has been receiving services for Rory since he was born and has seen how challenging it is to get set up with the right services.

In the short time she has been with Moms In Motion, Lydia has learned of so many other services she was never told about - this is why she decided to be a Service Facilitator herself. Lydia wants to make sure that other families, like her own, receive all the services they need to help their loved ones in some way.

Sandra Michelli

Senior Service Facilitator

Sandra is a single mother of five wonderful children and an adorable granddaughter. Her four youngest children have some sort of special need. Her youngest daughter has hydrocephalus, a seizure disorder, and is non-verbal and wheelchair bound. She has taught Sandra what determination and persistence really means. Over the past nineteen years, Sandra has advocated for her children and their needs.

Sandra has a Bachelor's of Science in Management from Phoenix University and is currently working on obtaining her Master's in Secondary Education. She looks forward to working with other families through Moms In Motion, helping them receive the services that they need.

Shataya Williams

Service Facilitator

Shatayah grew up as a military child and considers many states her home. She currently lives in Virginia.

Shatayah holds a Master's in Public Health and loves being of service to others and believes that through advocacy and education communities can become empowered. Her experience working with Alzheimer's and Dementia patients has encouraged her to learn more about disabilities such as Tourette Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Microcephaly, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Working with patients who have disabilities is the most enriching work that she has done thus far. She was led to Moms In Motion to continue that work and decrease barriers to healthcare for persons with disabilities. She is excited to gain new skills and learn from the Moms In Motion Community.

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