Human Resources

The Human Resource Team at Moms In Motion is committed to providing high quality service managing the employee life cycle and overall well-being of team members. This includes everything from hiring, onboarding, training, payroll, disciplinary issues, policy development, maintenance of employee records, support and training for managers, benefit administration, support for health and wellness, strategic planning, and legal compliance and regulation adherence. 

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.

Ashley J.

Office Assistant

Ashley was born in Alexandria, Virginia and moved to the Shenandoah Valley when she was 4 years old. She has competed in many different pageant systems including Tiny Miss of America, Miss Shenandoah County Fair, Miss Junior High School America, and Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen. Her platform is “Embracing the Amazing”, educating others on the importance of Autism Awareness. Ashley’s sister was diagnosed with Autism when she was only 3 years old. Ashley speaks at School Board and Board of Supervisor meetings about her platform and telling her sister’s story. She has participated in multiple educational videos for teachers in Virginia and has even written her own children's book. She travels across the state of Virginia educating students about the importance of including those with disabilities.

Chase S.

Administrative Assistant
Chase was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia, and lives there currently with his mom, dad, and little sister. Chase spends his free time interacting with his friends over online gaming, practicing his art, and preparing for a future in Digital Animation. Chase brings a somewhat unique perspective to Moms in Motion since he has Asperger's Syndrome, which is a form of Autism. He has firsthand experience with disabilities and the impact it has on someone's life, which gives him the heart and compassion for helping other people with disabilities.

Debra S.

HR Generalist

Debbie is the mother of two adult children and currently resides in the Winchester, Frederick County area with her husband and two Cane Corso Rescues. She grew up in Loudoun County and the Shenandoah Valley has been her home for over 35 years. She comes from a large, close-knit family with five older brothers and enjoys gathering with her siblings, nieces, and nephews.

Most recently she had personal experience in finding the proper resources and help needed for an immediate family member she was caretaking for. Since her family member is now in a position for self-care, she has returned to full-time work. Along with her experience assisting her family member and her 30+ years in the Human Resources profession, this position will be a natural fit. In her free time, Debbie is involved with Cane Corso Rescue, volunteering for transportation and house visits for adoption applicants. She enjoys spending time with her children and granddaughter, as well as photography and thrifting for unique vintage and antique items.

Donna K.

HR Generalist, Benefits
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.

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.

Rhonda M.

Business Assistant

Rhonda grew up in Loudoun County and is married with two beautiful children. In 1999, they moved to a farm in the lovely Shenandoah Valley where she was able to do one of her favorite things: take care of animals. This includes their 16 cats, a dog, and several head of cattle.

Rhonda has several family members diagnosed with mental, learning, and physical disabilities; including her son who was diagnosed with a learning disability at a young age. After relocating, he was placed into the right programs where he thrived and has since grown into an adult who uses what he learned to be a productive young man in the workforce. She’s been an advocate for children with disabilities by helping parents get testing done early and navigate the school processes to ensure they can advocate for their children themselves.

Rhonda brings extensive experience in customer service, business office management, and human resources to MOMs. She and her husband are both members of their local volunteer fire department with EMT-B certifications. She has held their secretary position since 2002. She is also a photographer who enjoys capturing pictures of animals, scenery, and weddings.

Other than her family, Rhonda feels the greatest award given to her was Citizen of the Year in her town in 2015. She was recognized for her unselfishness and generosity to her fellow neighbors and community.

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