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Operations Team

Lauren S.

Vice President of Operations

Lauren is an active advocate in her community through leadership as the Director of Special Families of the Roanoke Valley and on the Board of Trustees with Hopetree Family Services. She is the proud mother of three girls. Lauren is a member of the Partners in Policymaking Class of 2013. She also holds a M.A. in Political Science from Virginia Tech and a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Roanoke College.

Anna D.

Field Team Operations Manager - East

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.

Heather W.

Field Team Operations Manager - West

Heather lives in Waynesboro with her husband and three children. She has a Bachelor’s from James Madison in Health Science. Her oldest daughter was born with agenesis of the corpus callosum and cerebral palsy which has led to numerous disabilities. Ever since her daughter's diagnosis, Heather has become passionate about children with special needs. She has learned so incredibly much from her daughter through the years. It is because of her that she decided to leave her full-time job to become a stay at home daycare provider, which she has done for many years. In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading, knitting, cooking, and camping.

Chris W.

Executive Assistant
Christian is a military wife and mother above all else. After traveling wherever her husband was stationed from Long Beach, California, Seattle, Washington, Boston Massachusetts, Chincoteague, Virginia, Chesapeake, Virginia, Miami, Florida, to Houston, Texas, they finally settled in the Shenandoah Valley. She has worked many different jobs providing all different levels of support, as well as raising her son along the way. She believes that compassion for others is the most important thing to incorporate in any career path as well as personally. She has grown up with members of her family having different disabilities and witnessed first-hand how difficult it can be to navigate. During Covid she decided she wanted to make more of a difference and found Moms In Motion. The organization seemed to be just what she was looking for as its core values of Advocacy, Compassion, Excellence, and Service are all things that Christian is passionate about. In her free time Christian enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.
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