West Central Division

Heather W.

Division Manager

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.

Brandi W.

Senior Service Facilitator

Brandi is a mother of three young girls. When she first became a mother, Brandi realized that caring and teaching others was her main goal in life. She has always had a passion for helping others. In the past, she has worked with children with disabilities, and is currently studying to be a teacher with a major in special education and American Sign Language.

Brandi has thirteen years of experience working in the medical field as a certified ophthalmologist assistant. The patients whom she has seen ranged from all ages. After she had her third child, Brandi began to stay at home with her and started back at college. She is currently the Competition Cheer coach at her local high school, as well as the Director at Churchville Elementary Schools C.A.R.E. program.

Chastity F.

Senior Service Facilitator

Chastity previously worked as a driver for Augusta County for fourteen years transporting children with special needs to and from school. She developed special bonds between the children she transported, as well as with their parents. She was always encouraged when she saw the great progress they made from year to year - and even day to day.

Chastity looks forward to meeting and helping new people through her work with Moms In Motion and couldn't be happier to continue helping her community.

Chris B.

Senior Service Facilitator

Chris hails from the West Coast, but came to Virginia for school where he remained with his family. He has a Bachelor’s of Psychology and Master’s of Divinity, as well as four children - two boys and two girls.

Chris and his wife have fostered teens for the last 10 years. He's thankful for the services of Moms In Motion as his oldest daughter has Cerebral Palsy and has benefited from consumer-directed services for many years. Chris hopes to help other families in the same manner his family has been helped through the services of Moms In Motion.

Danielle B.

Senior Service Facilitator

Danielle lives in Stuarts Draft with her husband and seven children. She was introduced to the special needs community with the adoption of her middle daughter. Having a child with special needs has presented so many new daily challenges and struggles for her family, but the greatest struggle they have had to overcome is learning about all the different programs available to help. Danielle is so thankful for her daughter's doctor who introduced the EDCD program and, from that, Moms In Motion. She has grown very passionate about advocating for not only the children, but also the parents. Danielle understands the whole mix of emotions that come from caring for a special loved one, and now she has a passion to help other families.

In her free time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, camping, cooking, canning, and making soap!

Heather C.

Service Facilitator
Heather loves to help people! She started her professional career as a teacher and taught 4th grade and then middle school for 5 years. She loves giving back to the students and the daily creative ideas that they would share with her. She got married in 2013 and they soon realized that without both of them working multiple jobs, they would just not be able to sustain themselves on her teacher salary. This led to her working in the restaurant industry for a few years. She started out as a single unit restaurant manager in 2014 and moved up to district manager before she left that in early 2018. She found herself wanting to work in a place that gave her the same sense of giving back and joy with interaction with others that she found in education. So, she started working with Goodwill in 2018 in their Supported Employment department which allowed her to assist individuals with disabilities in finding and keeping a job! She had finally found her niche!! She has had the wonderful opportunity to help people find jobs they never thought they would be able to work and support them in learning those jobs and accomplishing the tasks necessary daily. During her work as a Job Coach and Employment Specialist with Goodwill, she was introduced to Moms and just knew that this would be able to help further her calling to help people. She started with Moms in December of 2020 and has loved every single minute of it! She is so excited to be a part of this team!

Jack B.

Senior Service Facilitator
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.

Jenny E.

Senior Service Facilitator

Jenny lives in the Roanoke area with her two amazing children. She has a heart for service to others and a passion for advocacy for those who need a voice. Jenny earned a Master's in Counseling from the University of Memphis and has worked with children and families as a preschool teacher at a local non-profit serving ELL families and as a school counselor in public schools.

When Jenny's oldest child was diagnosed with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder, her heart and passion grew to include the special needs community. She was introduced to Moms In Motion through the local special families and Autism groups. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys game nights, crocheting, and traveling. She also loves to volunteer at her church and at her children's school.

Krystal C.

Service Facilitator
Krystal has been participating in and planning community service events since she was 12 years old. Caring for others has been a large part of her life. In a rather short amount of time, her mother had two strokes and her oldest sister had a massive stroke causing challenges. Krystal began driving from Richmond to Lexington every weekend to assist with their care. She did this for over a year. Her parents asked her to move to Lexington to help, which she did. Her sister is currently a client at Moms in Motion. Vanessa is her Service Facilitator, where she learned about the services offered. Krystal jumped at the opportunity to be a part of something great! She has worked in retail management for over 25 years and is ready to utilize her skill to improve and impact the lives of Moms’ clients in a positive way.

Lori V.

Service Facilitator

Lori holds a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Bachelor’s in Spanish from Appalachian State University, as well as a Master's from Virginia Tech. She is an accomplished educator in both Spanish and Elementary Education. Lori’s area of experience is early language acquisition in both English and Spanish. She is also a mother of three children, two of which are neuro-diverse.

Lori is excited to work with Moms In Motion and is passionate about advocating bilingually for those who are in need. As a former client of Moms, Lori knows the value of the support services she will provide to her clients and is excited to give back to the community who support her own family.

Mary D.

Service Facilitator

Mary has experience working in a community oncology center and has worked there for over ten years. She has had the opportunity to care for some amazing patients and gotten to know them and their families on a personal basis. With this experience, Mary looks forward to being able to help families within her community to ensure they are getting the best resources possible. She thinks it's truly wonderful that she can help families through Moms In Motion.

Noreen W.

Service Facilitator
Noreen and her husband reside in Waynesboro, where they have been Sponsored Placement care providers for special needs individuals for over 20 years. She has two adult children, both of whom live out of state. Noreen was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, and attended Minor State University. She received a B.A. in Special Education. After obtaining her degree, she went on to work in many different areas of this field, including group homes as both a care provider and manager, Vo/Tech instructor, and case management in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham and Valley Community Services Boards. Due to her numerous professional endeavors relating to services for individuals with special needs, Noreen has developed a high level of expertise in Medicaid Waiver services and supports. Noreen looks forward to assisting families in the community obtain the necessary services and supports as a facilitator with Mom’s in Motion.

Sandi C.

Senior Service Facilitator

Sandi has been involved in helping since she began volunteering with Big Brothers/Big Sisters at age 13. She worked summers for the ARC and, as an adult, owned and operated a non-conventional preschool for special needs kids in the neighborhood. She volunteered for several years in the hearing impaired classroom to keep up her skills while working one on one with students who needed extra support.

Sandi is the mother of two grown children and has been married 29 years. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, hiking, crafts and traveling. Her education includes an associate’s degree in education, various credits at JMU, and the completion of an autism spectrum disorders program.

Sandra M.

Service Facilitator

Sandra lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband and rescued border collie, Rocky. Sandra holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Liberty University. Many years ago, while living in Nashville, Tennessee, she entered the disability world by befriending a young man with spina bifida. She would often load up his wheelchair, and off they would go on adventures. Sandra is also familiar with the world of disabilities through serving on a local social services board. She is familiar with waivers and looks forward to learning more, as well as being a part of the Moms In Motion team where she hopes she can continue to help people in her community.

Stephanie W.

Senior Service Facilitator
Stephanie began working with the special needs community in China where she worked with an NGO for 15 years. She ran a foster home there for children with special needs and in that process met her daughter who has cerebral palsy. After adopting her daughter, Stephanie returned to the States. The two of them currently live in Waynesboro. Stephanie holds a degree in Social Work from James Madison University. She is looking forward to continuing to work with and serve the special needs community and their families.

Vanessa H.

Senior Service Facilitator

Vanessa has twelve years of experience working with individuals with disabilities. She graduated from the ECPI Tech in Roanoke, VA with a major in Medical.

After college, Vanessa married and now lives in Covington, VA with her husband and three children. She has worked in residential facilities, group homes, the public school system, in the homes of clients, medical facilities, nursing homes, and TeleaMedicine. Vanessa is passionate about working with individuals with special needs and their families, and she is excited to continue to enhance their lives through Moms In Motion.

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