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Division 6

Kacey Bishop

Division Manager

Kacey is a military spouse living in Virginia Beach, VA with her husband and three children. When Kacey’s youngest daughter was born premature at 26 weeks, her family was introduced into the special needs world. After a lengthy hospital stay, they brought their daughter home on oxygen and a g-tube. Kacey spent years learning the resources available for her daughter and helping her overcome many hurdles.

Kacey understands what it is like as a parent trying to find the resources needed for loved ones and wants to help many families make the process smoother and less stressful for the families. She has a drive to help others and her community.

Ambar Gaudet

Senior Service Facilitator

Ambar is originally from Los Angeles, California, having made her way to Virginia Beach after serving nine years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. Ambar was deployed throughout the world in support of the Global War on Terrorism and in humanitarian missions, providing relief efforts in the Haitian earthquake of 2010.

Upon leaving the military, Ambar went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and minor in Human Services from Old Dominion University. She has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California with a concentration in Military Social Work.

Ambar’s calling toward Moms In Motion was to advocate for families in need and link them to resources that will enhance their ability to live fulfilling lives. She considers it a tremendous privilege to work with an organization providing that service for families in Virginia.

Antonio Mauro

Senior Service Facilitator

Antonio is a native of upstate New York, but has lived in Virginia Beach since 2000. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and now a retired Naval Officer. He is the father of two beautiful children, Gisella and Giovanni. Giovanni, a prenatal diagnosis for Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) is what brought Antonio to this team.

Antonio is the founder of Giovanni’s 21 Gifts, a Non Profit organization that raises awareness for families who have a child with Down syndrome. He is very familiar with all waiver programs, to include military programs. Giovanni benefits from the CCC Plus Medicaid Waiver, which has given Antonio a wealth of knowledge to support other families on their journey.

Danielle Allen

Service Facilitator
She has been a nurse since 2006 stepped out of the nursing field to further education in Human Services and advocate for individuals hoping to improve their quality of life. In 2015 she had her daughter prematurely and she was diagnosed with developmental delays, and her journey having a child with special needs began. She educated herself and reached out to local agencies to help her and her daughter receive the services they needed. She graduated in 2017 From Tidewater Community College with an Associate Degree of Applied Science with a major of Human Services then continued my education and obtained her Bachelor of Science with a Major in Human Services. She has worked in behavioral health and intervention for many years working in homes with children with Autism. She has worked with both adults and children with special needs in many different settings and capacities for many years. She is currently waiting for her License to become a Qualified Mental Health Professional for children. She looks forward to servicing and advocating for her clients and the community.

Lauren Filippone

Service Facilitator
Lauren was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. She worked full time caring for children until she started a family of her own and moved to Virginia Beach in 2009. She loves children and now has four of her own. When her youngest son was diagnosed with autism, Lauren dedicated her time to advocating for him to get the services he needs. It was through this personal experience and multiple years of caring for children with disabilities, that she developed a strong passion for helping others obtain the necessary services and supports.

Mariana Lazarin

Senior Service Facilitator

Mariana has a Master's in Clinical Social Work from Saint Leo University and a Bachelor's in Human Services with a minor in Social Welfare from Old Dominion University. She has worked as an intensive-in home clinician, ABA therapist, and substance abuse counselor. Mariana also has experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a support assistant. She loves being able to work with people and finds her job very rewarding.

Patricia Lloyd

Senior Service Facilitator

Patricia is a native of Norfolk, Virginia. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Human Service Counseling, as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Patricia loves children and helping others in any way that she can. She feels that it is truly her purpose in life to be a blessing to others. Having worked with children with disabilities in a group home setting and having a godson who has Autism, Patricia knows firsthand the challenges and obstacles families face. When she saw how much of a blessing Moms In Motion was for her godson and his family, she knew that she wanted to be a part of this incredible organization.

Robyn Bailey

Senior Service Facilitator
Robyn is a mother to three boys and her husband is active duty in the Army. Robyn’s youngest son was diagnosed with Autism in 2014 and she has devoted her time to advocating for him and other children just like him. Robyn’s son has been on the CCC+ waiver and clients of Moms in Motion since 2014 and she wants to help others learn the program and ways to best help their children and family members. Her family is very active; in their free time, they can often be found on the basketball court, baseball field, bike riding, at the beach, or swimming in the pool. Robyn is looking forward to helping families like you while navigating this journey.

Tenisha Jones

Senior Service Facilitator

Tenisha is a native of the Norfolk, Virginia area. She resides with her two wonderful daughters. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business Marketing from Norfolk State University and a Master's in Public Administration from Regent University.

Tenisha has a strong passion for connecting individuals with services and resources that enhance their overall quality of life. She possesses a wealth of personal and professional experience with Medicaid, Consumer-Directed services, customer service, and providing services to individuals with disabilities. Tenisha was drawn to Moms In Motion by witnessing firsthand the level of professionalism and efficiency that her aunt received through the organization.

Tia Haywood

Service Facilitator

Tia was born and raised in Nelson County, VA. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Minor in Sociology from Old Dominion University. She is the mother of two. In 2019, she delivered her son who was diagnosed with Arthrogryposis and developmental delays. It was through this journey that she became her son’s biggest advocate and was introduced to Moms In Motion. Tia has always enjoyed helping people navigate through the difficulties of life and helping them in finding “their voice”. She looks forward to helping families in her community.

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