Kristin was born and raised in Arlington, VA. After high school, she attended Virginia Tech, where she obtained her BS in Family Financial Planning and met her husband. She worked briefly in Richmond for Ameriprise, then returned to the mountains to live in Covington with her husband. There, they were blessed by the birth of their first son who has Spina Bifida and a Chiari II Malformation. He changed their lives forever with his complex medical needs and delightfully sunny disposition.
Kristin has spent the last eight years focused on advocating for her son's medical, developmental, and educational needs. She has since returned to the Richmond area and currently lives in Chesterfield, VA with her husband and three beautiful children. Kristin is excited to be part of the Moms In Motion team, helping them to provide the care, support, and resources that those with disabilities and their caregivers need.
Karen lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband and two children. She became involved in the world of childhood disabilities late in her pregnancy after discovering her daughter would be born with a rare genetic disorder. Moms In Motion was instrumental in helping her family navigate the world of waivers and has continued to provide vital assistance. With her background in both payroll and human resource departments for several companies, this position was a natural fit when returning to work full time.
In her free time, Karen is involved in teaching yoga to children with special needs and assisting special needs children in the world of scouting.
Vicki was born in Roanoke, Virginia and has lived in and around the area for most of her life. Currently, she resides in the Smith Mountain Lake area of Franklin County where she lives with her grandson, Michael, who she has been raising since he was 10 years old. Vicki first became familiar with Moms In Motion shortly after Michael came to live with her and was looking for supportive services to assist with the challenges of raising a child with Spina Bifida. Moms In Motion was such a huge help and support at a time where this was greatly needed. Vicki is now looking forward to partnering with Moms as part of the financial team and looks forward to the growing and learning opportunities this will offer.
Kelsa is happily married with a son, two stepchildren, and two grandchildren and lives in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. She enjoys spending time outdoors, with her family and friends, and cooking.
Kelsa was drawn to Moms In Motion for their advocacy in providing care, support, and resources to those with disabilities and their caregivers. She is grateful for the opportunity to partner with them and worked toward helping others.
Nancy moved to Virginia in 1999 due to the relocation of her husband’s job. She has worked in physicians' offices for the past thirty-five years. Nancy is very involved with her three grandchildren who have profound medical disabilities, and has become an avid advocate for them. She looks forward to using her knowledge of the various waiver services to assist others.
Dana was born in Ohio, but has lived in Virginia most her life. She has a daughter and two stepsons who keep her very busy! Dana has been involved with the youth group at her church, as well as other community organizations. She graduated with a degree in Medical Office Management. Dana has been a strong advocate for her nieces and nephew, who all have complex medical conditions. She not only helps with their daily care and therapies, but she helps educate the community and advocates for their rights. She is excited to be a part of the Moms In Motion team so that she can now help other families as well.
Amanda lives in Roanoke, VA with her husband and two children. She has been very involved in the special needs community since her son was born a micro preemie (at 24 weeks gestation). Going from an extensive 7 month stay in the NICU, and then transitioning to a home that was set up like hospital room, including dealing with a revolving door of nurses and therapists, was quite the life changing experience. Learning about all of the available resources and keeping up with the changing policies and the “alphabet soup” of the medical and educational world was quite the undertaking, aside from just being a mom. The best part of this journey is that Amanda has met some amazing people.
Amanda facilitates the Special Families special needs support group, as well as holds an active role on the Roanoke City Special Education Advisory Committee. She is excited to be part of the Moms In Motion team, so that she can stay on the forefront of the information and continue helping other families.