Anna is the guardian and primary caregiver for her older brother, Noah, who was born with Cerebral Palsy. She has always had a close relationship with her brother. Along with their mother, Anna has had an active role in Noah’s care and services from when he was a child into adulthood.
Anna is a recent graduate of Arizona State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Family and Human Development. Professionally, Anna has over six years of experience working with a combination of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She also has experience working as a direct support provider, caring for youth in a child development center, teaching preschoolers, and caring for two individuals with Autism in a private setting.Anna has always had a passion for helping others and is eager to help other families similar to her own. Moms In Motion was so incredible for her own family that she is thankful to have the opportunity to pay it forward.
Jacqueline resides in Stafford, VA with her husband and three dogs. She has worked in the human service field for over seven years. When she’s not working, she enjoys crafting, spoiling her two nieces and nephews, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jacqueline holds a B.S. in Psychology from Shenandoah University. In 2013, she graduated from University of Phoenix where she obtained her Master's of Arts in Special Education. Jacqueline worked in the world of special needs for several years as a direct care worker, teacher’s assistant, teacher and developed a passion for working with individuals with Autism.
Tabitha is a native of the Shenandoah Valley and has been working as a PPL authorized attendant for a local family. She attended Roanoke College in Salem, VA and received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology in 2016. Tabitha has a passion for working with children and serving those in the community.
During her time at Roanoke College, Tabitha interned in both the local school system and a county jail. In addition, she has had numerous jobs which included the care of children of all ages. These experiences reaffirmed her desire to help individuals as she has loved ones with mental disabilities and Alzheimer’s disease. Tabitha sees how difficult daily life can be when loved ones are responsible for coordinating care or providing it themselves. By joining Moms In Motion, Tabitha hopes to bring the assistance that families need to best help their loved ones.
Debra lives in Warrenton, VA with her husband and two children. She has a BA in Psychology from Trinity Washington College and has fifteen years of experience in government contracting, business development, and marketing. Debra has spent the last ten years raising her children, volunteering in the community, and working with students at a local elementary school with a specific focus on the special needs population. She is so happy to be a part of the Moms In Motion team and to continue to provide help and resources to those in her community.
Sherri Jenkins is a native of Culpeper and has been a foster parent with Social Services since 2001. She has three children and her youngest was adopted through the Foster Care Program. She has learned firsthand, with her adopted daughter and the placement of other children in her home, the challenges that can come from not knowing local resources that are available to support the needs of a child with disabilities.
Sherri has experience in working with the public schools when creating and updating Individualized Education Programs, building working relationships with Case Managers, and advocating for services to meet the needs of those who are disabled.
Sherri has worked in a correctional setting for the last sixteen years while earning her BS in Business Management. She has also served as a Girl Scout Leader for the Culpeper Service Unit for over 10 years and was dedicated to providing new learning opportunities and challenges to the children in her troops.
Kimberly is originally from New Hampshire, but she has lived all over the US as a military spouse. For the past decade, she has resided in Stafford where she has raised her four children. One of her children was born with Down Syndrome. Since then, Kimberly has been involved with organizations in the area to help advocate for the best possible programs for her own, as well as other children with disabilities.
Kimberly attended the University of New Hampshire and received her BA. After college, she worked for the Air Force, running their youth programs and a school in Tucson, Arizona. While staying home to raise her kids, Kimberly volunteered with the schools, sports teams, and worked for Stafford County Public Schools as a long term/short term substitute for grades K-12.
Kimberly is very excited to be starting a career with Moms In Motion. She looks forward to advocating for children and adults, so that she may help them receive the services they need.
As Maria’s career in social work and healthcare administration progressed, so did her experience as a mom. By the time her youngest of five boys was a teenager, she knew he had special needs and qualified for Virginia Medicaid. Yet, she could not secure the resources her family desperately needed until she discovered Moms In Motion. After three years of experience, managing waiver services for her own son while continuing her career in regulatory research and designing assistive technology for people with special needs, Maria is now helping Moms In Motion reach more families just like her's.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Sara has lived all over Northern Virginia and currently resides in Prince William County with her three children. She was introduced to Moms In Motion after her youngest son was diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and anxiety. As the child of a mother who had multiple sclerosis, Sara has firsthand knowledge of what it is like to grow up with a loved one who has a disability and very little support. She looks forward to working with Moms In Motion to improve as many lives as possible.
Jessica was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She then spent six years stationed at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota before returning to Virginia. Jessica currently resides in Amissville, VA with her husband, Lee, and their three growing boys: Kaden, Coleman, and Preston.
Prior to becoming a mother, Jessica received her Associate's in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Coastline Community College. She was first introduced to the world of disability when her son, Coleman, was diagnosed with Autism (Sensory Processing Disorder) at age 2. It then started all over again when her son, Preston, was diagnosed with Aspergers at age 3. Though both of her younger children technically have the same diagnosis, she finds it remarkable how very different they are from each other symptomatically.
In the early years, Jessica fought hard for early interventions for Coleman, getting him three years of Early Childhood Special Education and countless therapies prior to heading off to kindergarten. Preston was found to be very high functioning by the school system, despite his diagnosis, and currently does not receive special education services from the school. However, due to Jessica's advocacy and persistence, he was offered a placement in the VPI program for observation. The school's decision regarding Preston forced Jessica to pursue therapies and assistance for him through other means, which has only added to her knowledge base of what’s available for families of children with disabilities.
Jessica became familiar with Moms In Motion in 2013 when Coleman was found eligible for the EDCD Waiver. Jessica was ecstatic when the opportunity to be employed by Moms In Motion presented itself. She is beyond excited to help others in a similar situation learn to navigate this path of disability services, as well as working to make it easier for others to travel.
Heike is the mother of two: an adult daughter with intellectual disabilities, vision and hearing impairment (deaf/blind), and other medical issues, as well as a teenage son who is gifted (2e) with other challenges. Her daughter uses consumer-directed services through the Community Living Waiver. Heike understands the challenges families experience with agencies, school systems, and medical professionals.
The resources and information on Moms In Motion’s website attracted Heike to Moms In Motion. She knows that information isn’t always easy to obtain and can be confusing a lot of times, and that answers sometimes lack important aspects.
In the past, Heike has lived with her family in Germany and Washington. She currently resides in Virginia. Heike obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from the University of Cincinnati.
Joanne lives in Inwood, West Virginia with her husband and is a proud mom of four kids. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, riding her four-wheeler, swimming, and multiple outdoor activities.
After being a stay at home mom for many years, Joanne decided to go back to school where she earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work at Shepherd University. She has many years of experience working at a children’s shelter, where she was exposed to multiple behavioral issues, as well as substance abuse issues. Joanne has been a child mentor, as well as a parent mentor.
Joanne looks forward to joining the Moms In Motion team and using her skills to improve the lives of others.
Trinity is a recent transplant to the state of Virginia. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Ohio University (OU). In her time at OU, she earned a Bachelor's in Special Education with a concentration in Psychology and Family Studies.
Trinity enjoyed her time teaching until she became a stay at home mother of five children. After adopting her youngest son, she found herself navigating special education in the school setting from a different perspective - as a mother.
Trinity is thrilled to be working with Moms In Motion, as it is the perfect opportunity to use her background and to help others that might find themselves in a similar situation.
Diane lives in Winchester, VA with her husband and two special step-children who call her “Mom.” She has spent the past six years working with her “boys” whom have a range of developmental disabilities including PDD, ADHD, ASD, special diets, bio medical, and other medical issues. Through much learning and practicing of ABA techniques, positive discipline, quality time and love, Diane has developed a unique and treasured bond with her boys. They especially love to travel, explore the great outdoors, and participate in Special Olympic sports together. She finds peace in her spare time through crochet projects, reading, and yoga.
Diane has had compassion and love for children of all ages throughout her life and in various careers, coming from a family of teachers and nurses. She has her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education from West Chester University and worked with Head Start children and families in Maryland and Pennsylvania for many years. She comes to the team with a deep-hearted understanding of the needs of families and finds it exciting to actively listen and support the community.
Sarah is a resident of the Shenandoah Valley who enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. She has gained experience in working with people with disabilities throughout her life, but her previous job as a Social Worker has helped Sarah to find her passion for empowering and assisting others.
Sarah attended Lord Fairfax Community College and then transferred to James Madison University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Sarah hopes to continue her education through lifelong learning and self-development, as she continues to hone her skills in human service. Sarah greatly enjoys advocating for others and empowering them to make decisions which will enhance their quality of life. She is very blessed and grateful to be a part of the Moms In Motion team, and is excited to bring her unique experiences and knowledge to better serve her community.
After teaching, mentoring, and managing for over 18 years with the federal Head Start human services program, Lisa had to leave the profession that she loved in order to care for her ailing parents. This type of work offered her a new set of challenges that she came to realize others were facing on a daily basis. Many do not know how to complete the forms, or know of them at all, that are necessary to receive resources that may be available to them. Through research, Lisa found out about Moms In Motion and begin to realize that she could begin a new adventure assisting others, like her parents, who are in need.