Talent Development

Brandi R.

Talent Development Manager
Brandi is a native of Roanoke, VA and lives with her family in beautiful Botetourt County. She is a graduate of Hollins University. In 2003, she began working as an ABA Therapist and her journey has led her to Moms In Motion, where she has worked as a Service Facilitator, Regional Manager of the Southwest Division, and now leads the Training Team throughout the state.

Angelo Melendez III

Division Trainer

After serving in the United States Marine Corps as a Military Working Dog Handler, Angelo returned to his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to earn his undergraduate degree from Arcadia University and his graduate degree from Drexel University. He began his career as a project manager at the University of Pennsylvania Health System with a cancer education and advocacy organization. He later pursued his passion to teach, which inspired his move to Virginia teaching middle school English.

Angelo quickly learned that his passion for teaching was fueled by his dedication to serving and helping children and families. He joins Moms In Motion to continue being an advocate for members of his community and to help children and families achieve the quality of life everyone deserves. Angelo now resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife, daughter and two dogs, where he enjoys tending to his flower garden, venturing through Shenandoah, and making silly faces at his daughter.

Carolyn E.

Division Trainer

Carolyn is a single mother to two wonderful children, one with very special needs. She now resides in Fairfax, Va, which is also where she grew up. Her son has triplegic cerebral palsy, along with epilepsy and a g-tube. He has shown Carolyn what it means to advocate and fight for your children, which has helped immensely with her growth in connecting and helping to advocate for other individuals, as well.

Carolyn has a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University, as well as 15+ years of experience working as a professional chef. Her chef career led her to the green grocer profession, which greatly increased her interest and ability to help various communities with environmental restoration. She is thrilled to now use her skills and passion to help individuals with special needs.

Jack B.

Division Trainer
Jack’s life has been full of a variety of jobs and encounters but he has frequently stuck with psychology as a focus of his activities. In addition to what he has done with helping people he was also a patent classifier for telecommunications and computer science, and worked as a repair technician. Throughout his college life he found himself in charge of multiple committees and clubs, from a national honors society for psychology at Northern Virginia Community College to the American Criminal Justice Association at James Madison University. In his life he has worked in sales and in customer service for over a decade but his passion has always been helping people whenever possible. Because of this, he has gone to work with children in residential environments and then switched over to working with them as a foster care social worker. He found himself with Moms In Motion because he believes in what they are doing and he feels like he can continue to provide help and service to people who need it.

Jenna S.

Division Trainer

Jenna has recently moved to Bedford County with her husband Jeremy and son Evan. She enjoys gardening, collecting farm fresh eggs from their many chickens, and spending time with their other farm animals. Jennifer also enjoys crocheting, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Jenna has a degree in special education. She has a passion for helping families to overcome obstacles and become advocates for their loved ones. Jenna has always had a love for the special needs community and being an advocate for her son Evan who has a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability, Autism and Mental Health. She comes to Moms In Motion with many years of experience in special education. She is excited to bring her knowledge and enthusiasm to the area.

Rebecca F.

Talent Development Administrative Specialist
Rebecca was born and raised in Glen Allen, Virginia, and now resides on the Rappahannock River in the quiet, small town of Tappahannock. After spending twelve years working in the corporate sector, she realized her true passion was to work with non-profit organizations, and for the past decade, she has dedicated her skillset, expertise, and willingness to bring awareness to those in need of support. She believes the key to success is finding a true life/work balance as she raises her daughter with her husband and three rescued dogs. She also enjoys selling handcraft jewelry and scenic photography at a local antique store.
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