Karen lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband and two children. She became involved in the world of childhood The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. This includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability. It also includes people who do not have a disability but are regarded as having a disability. The ADA also makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person based on that person’s association with a person with a disability. More 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.
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.
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.
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.
Donna resides in Southwestern Virginia with her husband and 2 dogs. Although born in Virginia, she met her husband in California and moved to Virginia in 1997. Donna has more than 30 years of administrative and accounting experience in various industries including service, non-profit and manufacturing. Her other interests include alternative health modalities, nutrition, and gardening. Donna is excited to be part of the Moms In Motion team and learning more about their mission.