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Southeast Division

Kristina W.

Division Manager

Kristina was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and currently lives in Portsmouth, VA. She received her Bachelor’s in Political Science/Public Administration from Norfolk State University. She also has a Master's of Business Administration from Strayer University in HR Management.

Kristina is the mother of one son who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual disability and Congenital Hypotonia. It is through her journey of caring for a child with Autism that her role as an advocate began. Kristina has been her son’s biggest advocate for everything from his diagnosis, schooling, and the services that he needs. In this journey, she has been able to help other individuals obtain the services they need which led her to join the Moms In Motion team. Kristina has a desire to help other families who have loved ones with “different abilities” by guiding them through the process and empowering them with the knowledge needed to advocate and get the services needed to lead a fulfilling life.

Ambar V.

Senior Service Facilitator

Ambar is originally from Los Angeles, California, having made her way to Virginia Beach after serving nine years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. Ambar was deployed throughout the world in support of the Global War on Terrorism and in humanitarian missions, providing relief efforts in the Haitian earthquake of 2010.

Upon leaving the military, Ambar went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and minor in Human Services from Old Dominion University. She has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California with a concentration in Military Social Work.

Ambar’s calling toward Moms In Motion was to advocate for families in need and link them to resources that will enhance their ability to live fulfilling lives. She considers it a tremendous privilege to work with an organization providing that service for families in Virginia.

Angela T.

Senior Service Facilitator

Angela is a devoted mother of a handsome 16 year old son, who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After learning of his diagnosis, she quickly realized that she had to become her son's biggest advocate. It was until Angela was introduced to Moms In Motion that she felt as if a weight had been lifted off of her shoulders. She had such a positive experience with Moms that she wanted to share her experience and the resources that were available with other families.

Angela W.

Service Facilitator
Angela was raised in the Hudson Valley, NY but has lived in Virginia for over eight years. She is a mother to a teenager and a spouse of an active-duty service member. They are stationed in Hampton Roads. Angela has a bachelor’s degree in African and Latino Studies and her professional experiences are diverse. She has been a home visitor for an evidence-based home visiting program, represented a managed care organization, and most recently served other military families. She is excited to work with families, helping to provide resources to support their needs by stepping into an advocate role with Moms in Motion.

Antonio M.

Senior Service Facilitator

Antonio is a native of upstate New York, but has lived in Virginia Beach since 2000. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and now a retired Naval Officer. He is the father of two beautiful children, Gisella and Giovanni. Giovanni, a prenatal diagnosis for Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) is what brought Antonio to this team.

Antonio is the founder of Giovanni’s 21 Gifts, a Non Profit organization that raises awareness for families who have a child with Down syndrome. He is very familiar with all waiver programs, to include military programs. Giovanni benefits from the CCC Plus Medicaid Waiver, which has given Antonio a wealth of knowledge to support other families on their journey.

Danielle A.

Service Facilitator
She has been a nurse since 2006 stepped out of the nursing field to further education in Human Services and advocate for individuals hoping to improve their quality of life. In 2015 she had her daughter prematurely and she was diagnosed with developmental delays, and her journey having a child with special needs began. She educated herself and reached out to local agencies to help her and her daughter receive the services they needed. She graduated in 2017 From Tidewater Community College with an Associate Degree of Applied Science with a major of Human Services then continued my education and obtained her Bachelor of Science with a Major in Human Services. She has worked in behavioral health and intervention for many years working in homes with children with Autism. She has worked with both adults and children with special needs in many different settings and capacities for many years. She is currently waiting for her License to become a Qualified Mental Health Professional for children. She looks forward to servicing and advocating for her clients and the community.

Jennifer V.

Service Facilitator
Jenn has been married to her husband for many years. They have three beautiful children: Arianna, Marlie, and Ollie. Her husband has been in the Navy for many years which has given them the opportunity to live from Nevada to Hawaii, Virginia to California, and now back to Virginia. They currently call Chesapeake home. Jenn has her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Her passion is working with children.

Lisa R.

Service Facilitator
Lisa and her husband have two adult children. After working as an LPN, Lisa completed her BSW at Mansfield University. She spent 10 years in Pennsylvania working as a case manager then a supervisor in the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, she also worked in case management at Colonial Behavioral Health in Williamsburg. Since moving to Virginia Beach she has become a CASA volunteer. Lisa looks forward to supporting and advocating for families in her role as a service facilitator.

Mariana L.

Senior Service Facilitator

Mariana has a Master's in Clinical Social Work from Saint Leo University and a Bachelor's in Human Services with a minor in Social Welfare from Old Dominion University. She has worked as an intensive-in home clinician, ABA therapist, and substance abuse counselor. Mariana also has experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a support assistant. She loves being able to work with people and finds her job very rewarding.

Natosha A.

Service Facilitator
Natosha, a native of Virginia, has experience in the behavioral health and mental health fields, as a Qualified Mental Health Professional-Child (QMHP-C). She is a summa cum laude graduate of Old Dominion University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Human Services. For more than eight years, Natosha has served children with different “abilities” and various mental health diagnoses, through volunteer service; work in the public school system and within both private and public mental health agencies. Her service to these populations has extended to caring and advocating for the youngest of her four children, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her heart continues to expand with love for children and persons with disabilities. Natosha is excited to join Moms In Motion, as her heart has guided her here.

Nicole T.

Senior Service Facilitator

Nicole, a native Virginian, has been a support to the special needs community for more than 3 years. She has tutored special needs kids in public school and in private settings. She focuses on math as a stepping stone for practical application and helping students use learned math skills in real life situations. Nicole strongly believes that building a trusting relationship with the kids she tutors, is the key to successful learning.

Nicole’s experience ranges from customer service to executive management. She holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management. She is the proud mother of a daughter who is in college pursuing her dreams.

Patricia L.

Senior Service Facilitator

Patricia is a native of Norfolk, Virginia. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Human Service Counseling, as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Patricia loves children and helping others in any way that she can. She feels that it is truly her purpose in life to be a blessing to others. Having worked with children with disabilities in a group home setting and having a godson who has Autism, Patricia knows firsthand the challenges and obstacles families face. When she saw how much of a blessing Moms In Motion was for her godson and his family, she knew that she wanted to be a part of this incredible organization.

Robyn B.

Robyn is a mother to three boys and her husband is active duty in the Army. Robyn’s youngest son was diagnosed with Autism in 2014 and she has devoted her time to advocating for him and other children just like him. Robyn’s son has been on the CCC+ waiver and clients of Moms in Motion since 2014 and she wants to help others learn the program and ways to best help their children and family members. Her family is very active; in their free time, they can often be found on the basketball court, baseball field, bike riding, at the beach, or swimming in the pool. Robyn is looking forward to helping families like you while navigating this journey.

Stephanie D.

Service Facilitator

Stephanie is a proud mother of two children and lives in Chesapeake, VA. She enjoys spending time with her family, fellowship and volunteering at her church, and watching the Philadelphia Eagles play. She also enjoys cooking her old favorite recipes and trying new ones. Stephanie obtained her Bachelor’s in Public Administration from Norfolk State University. She has many years of experience providing case management services to expecting teen mothers, children in foster care, and adults. Additionally, she has over four years of experience in training foster parents. Stephanie's experience has helped her to advocate for individuals with disabilities. She believes her mission in life is to empower individuals to become the best version of themselves.

Tenisha J.

Service Facilitator

Tenisha is a native of the Norfolk, Virginia area. She resides with her two wonderful daughters. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business Marketing from Norfolk State University and a Master's in Public Administration from Regent University.

Tenisha has a strong passion for connecting individuals with services and resources that enhance their overall quality of life. She possesses a wealth of personal and professional experience with Medicaid, Consumer-Directed services, customer service, and providing services to individuals with disabilities. Tenisha was drawn to Moms In Motion by witnessing firsthand the level of professionalism and efficiency that her aunt received through the organization.

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