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Human Resources

Karen Shotton

Karen S.

Manager of Accounting & Human Resources

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.

Dawn Myers

Dawn M.

Human Resources Generalist

Dawn is an Army Brat who married a Marine and has four energetic kids that keep them very busy. The family officially became part of the disability world when their youngest child stopped speaking at 15 months. Their pediatrician immediately became concerned and encouraged them to start Early Intervention. The Speech Therapist realized after a few visits that Dawn's son could be eligible for the Medicaid wavier and put her family in touch with a mom who helped guide parents through the Medicaid wavier process. Dawn and her family will forever be grateful for the kindness this mom showed them in guiding them into this new world.

Dawn has her Bachelor's in Social Work and her Master's in Human Resource Management and Instructional Design. She brings many years of HR and recruiting experience to Moms In Motion. As the Recruiting Specialist, she strives to hire exceptional individuals to join this amazing team.

Donna K.

Human Resources
Donna’s HR journey began in the 90’s when she was hired as a seasonal HR Assistant in the resort industry. After spending about 10 years there, she worked as an HR Assistant for Albemarle County Schools, specializing in Benefits. A couple years later, when she remarried, she moved to Ohio, where she worked as a Labor Relations Administrator in the car manufacturing industry in 2002. When Donna returned home to VA, she accepted a position as HR Assistant at Hollister, Incorporated, manufacturer of ostomy medical supplies. In 2011, her husband passed away after a long battle with addiction. She took a long break from the HR world, went back to school and became a licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician in 2014. She and her daughter worked many enjoyable years together in their own little spa until Covid-19 closed its doors. Shortly thereafter, Donna reconnected with the love of her life, Ronnie, in the fall of 2020 and took in her now husband’s grandson, Thomas, into her home and has lived with her since October of 2020. Donna and Ronnie were married in May in an intimate ceremony with their children and grandchildren. Together they are raising two-year-old Thomas, and they also care for Ronnie’s disabled brother in their home. So, when she began searching for employment again, she wasn’t sure if she wanted to go back to opening her spa, or go back into human resources or some other clerical role, but she knew she wanted to work with people who have real, profound needs….who need just a little extra empathy in their journey. Initially, she applied for a different position, unaware of the opening in Human Resources. Once she learned more about Moms in Motion and their mission, she knew she had found her niche. Her new position will allow her to better balance her career and her family at the same time. Donna has two children, who are married, and one grandchild. She also has two bonus children, and six bonus grandchildren.

Heather L.

Recruiting Specialist
The path that led Heather to Moms in Motion was a windy one. Her first position in HR was for a human services organization in Pennsylvania. She loved working for a company that advocated for people, from infants to elderly individuals, with disabilities. After leaving there, Heather went on to become a nurse and continue her love for helping people. As time went on, she went back to recruiting. Heather and her husband have 4 grown children (3 boys and a girl) and 4 grandchildren (3 boys and a girl). They decided that she would look for a position with some flexibility and a few less hours, so they could spend more time with their family. When she read the ad for Moms in Motion Heather went to the website to learn more about the organization. After reading the mission and vision she knew this was the place for her! ACES (culture points) all the way!

Meredith C.

Administrative Assistant
Meredith has been a little bit of everywhere since she took on her first role as a part-time customer service representative shortly after graduating high school in 2008. Although she comes with over four years of clerical experience in the finance department of a furniture retail chain, this is her first position exclusively in human resources. After leaving the chain in 2018, she branched off as an independent contractor, specializing in audio transcription until she was referred for an opening at Moms. Their mission hit close to home. She had witnessed the challenges that come with navigating the Medicaid system ever since her mother became permanently disabled after being diagnosed with cancer in 2006, shortly followed by her brother when it was discovered he was suffering from a severe form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. She knows firsthand how important it is for those who need help to have access to the resources they need. She strongly believes that literacy of the system should not be a factor for people – everyone deserves quality of life.
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