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.
Benita lives in Rappahannock with her son, foster sister, and nephew. She grew up the youngest of six, not realizing until she was seven that one of her brothers was actually a foster brother. At the age of 23, Benita completed training as a therapeutic foster parent. Her home was open for fostering for 16 years. In that time, she completed her Bachelor's, adopted a son, and taught school for 8 years.
Benita has had the extreme privilege to learn many lessons from the children placed in her care. It wasn't until her mother became ill and she took on the responsibility of caring for her foster sister, who is diagnosed with Downs Syndrome, that she began navigating the world of waivers. In the last 4 years, Benita has learned many things that she would like to share with others about what is available to improve the quality of life of others.
Iulia was born in Romania and moved to the United States in 1999. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Human Services at Old Dominion University. She is married and has two children. Her oldest son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three and Iulia’s journey in the field began at that time. She has been working in the mental health field for almost a decade. She currently serves as a Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor in one of the local elementary schools. Iulia is very passionate about being an advocate for families of children with disabilities and looks forward to helping them succeed.
Kristy was raised in New Hampshire, but settled in Front Royal, VA in 2001. She has five children (twin boys currently serving in the Air Force) and two grandchildren who are the light of her life. She returned to college later in life after homeschooling each of her children. She earned an Associate's in Administration from Lord Fairfax Community College in 2015, and her Bachelor's in Human Services from Southern New Hampshire University in 2018.
Kristy has a passion for making a positive difference in people's lives, especially those with various abilities. She is excited to join Moms In Motion to serve and assist those within her community. Seeing people succeed, become independent, and live their lives to the fullest extent brings her great satisfaction and joy.
In her free time, Kristy likes to cross-stitch and read, but prefers to spend her off-time with her husband, children, and grand-babies.
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.
Brandie is the mother of an amazing child with special needs. In her spare time, she enjoys playing football and spending time with family and friends.
Brandie first became interested in this field when she found out her child had Dandy Walker Malformation. She wanted to find every resource available to him and her search inevitably brought her to Moms In Motion. Moms assisted with guiding her through the process of hiring an attendant. Knowing how difficult and frustrating navigating Special Education and government-facilitated programs can be, Brandie joined Moms In Motion to help others with the process.
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.
Mary Ann Mayhew
Mary Ann lives in Spotsylvania. She has two daughters and two granddaughters. Mary Ann has worked in the mental health field for more than ten years. She has worked in direct care with children, adolescents, and adults with mental health issues and dual diagnoses including substance abuse disorders. During her travels through the mental health community, Mary Ann noticed a trend - there is a lack of knowledge needed to obtain necessary services. With no understanding of what services were available, she saw individuals suffer. She wants to do more to empower those individuals and hopes to be able to do so as a member of the Moms In Motion team.
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.
Denise lives in Fauquier County with her visually impaired husband and son who has Autism.
Moms In Motion aligns with Denise’s passion and beliefs, and she wants to share her experiences and knowledge to help others facing similar challenges. Becoming a Service Facilitator will allow her to pursue a career while still being available to care for her loved ones in the home. She looks forward to where Moms In Motion will take her.
Chelsea was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley where she still resides. She currently lives with her fiance and their fur children. Chelsea graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology from Shenandoah University. She also has a certificate in American Sign Language and studied elementary education. Chelsea became familiar with Moms In Motion while employed as a Family Services Specialist with Social Services. In her spare time, she enjoys fostering animals and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
Chelsea has always had a passion for helping people and is excited to work for Moms In Motion to serve as an advocate, providing help and resources to those in 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.
Jennifer was born and raised in California, and relocated to the beautiful Shenandoah County where she has resided since 2016. She graduated with her BA in Psychology from California State Dominguez Hills. Jennifer has a continuing growing passion in the world of helping those with disabilities. In the past, she has worked in a wide array of different areas, from working with the elderly in assisted living residences, to one on one care with individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. She hopes to utilize her past experiences within the field to further enrich the lives of others, and is excited to be part of the Moms In Motion team.