Senior Administrative Assistant
Traci is a mother of two daughters, the oldest of whom was born with a rare brain condition. Since her diagnosis, Traci has become quite active in the special needs community getting trained in ABA therapy, learning occupation therapy techniques to help bring therapy into the home, and becoming an active member of the national organization affiliated with her daughter’s condition. She currently serves as the Treasurer, Development Committee Chairperson, and on the Board of Directors for the National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum.
Traci graduated from Villanova University with a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology, and went on to get an MA in Criminal Justice, also from Villanova. She has worked with individuals with special needs in the past and looks forward to being able to help individuals and the families through working with Moms In Motion.
Marcie is the proud mother of four children. She is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has been working in the mental health field for eleven years. Marcie has worked as an ID Support Coordinator for Rockbridge Area Community Services in the past. She has also worked at two residential facilities specializing in treatment for those with mental disabilities.
Marcie enjoys being an advocate for those in need, as well as making sure everyone has the best care available. She believes in supporting the families too, as it can sometimes be difficult to understand all outlets and help that can be received.
Marcie enjoys teaching children's church at her local church. She also enjoys volunteering her time to community programs that help families who are less fortunate.
Allison is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a BS in IDS: Professional Writing. She had heard a great deal about Moms In Motion and became very eager to get involved with the great services that this organization provides. She currently resides in Winchester, Virginia and works fulltime with another company, but was in search of an opportunity that would create a more fulfilling life. Moms In Motion provides just that and she is excited for the opportunity to give back and grow with the company.
Nashakee is a mother of seven, two of whom are a set of twins with special needs. For ten wonderful years, she worked at FCPS at Key Center where she got to work with students with mild to severe disabilities. She found that job very rewarding to be involved in the special needs community, especially since she is a mother of two special angels herself.
Although Nashakee worked at Moms In Motion as a Senior Service Facilitator in the past, she couldn't be happier to rejoin the team as an Administrative Assistant so that she can become an even stronger advocate for those with disabilities. Nashakee looks forward to helping families just like her own. She believes we all have different stories, but that we all have the same vision for our loved ones: to have the best quality of life.
Chrissiana is happily married to her husband Roger and is the mother to a wonderful son. Chrissiana has worked with many people with different disabilities. She knows and has seen the struggles that people have endured in finding the resources and help they need for their families. She also has a young nephew who was diagnosed with Autism whom she has helped with over the years. Chrissiana is very excited and blessed to be apart of the Moms In Motion team!
Nancy moved to Virginia in 1999 due to the relocation of her husband’s job. She has worked in medical offices for the past thirty five years, as well as the Account Manager for an Obstetrics and Gynecology practice. Nancy is heavily involved with her three grandchildren who have profound medical disabilities and continues to advocate for them.
Kim resides in Charles Town, WV with her husband and two sons. In her role as caregiver to her husband of 17 years, a wounded warrior suffering from severe PTSD, as well as physical ailments, Kim has embraced bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. She understands the difficulties in securing services to assist those with special needs, especially when dealing with highly emotional situations, and is motivated to become an advocate for said services.
Kim strives to show compassion and support and is excited to become a member of the Moms In Motion team. She looks forward to the opportunity to help families in need as well as meeting new people. Kim enjoys spending time with her family and friends and enjoys crocheting, arts and crafts, and gardening in her free time.
Tammy lives in Fluvanna County with Ryan, her husband of sixteen years. Nine years ago, they were blessed with twin miracle babies who were born severely premature. Today, Abigail & Caleb are healthy and the light of their lives.
In her high school years, Tammy had a soft spot for others with special needs and volunteered at the local learning center, as well as babysat for families of children with special needs. It wasn’t until later, when she moved to Fluvanna County and met Mona Holmes and her son, who has severe special needs, that she got more involved. She attended several conferences with Mona in hopes of encouraging their church and other churches to start a special needs ministry, as well as to learn more ways to help people with special needs.
In 2008, Tammy started working as a direct service provider that provided care to Mona’s son. This special, little guy and his friends are amazing, and it was through working with him that Tammy realized this. In 2010, she joined with others to hold a week long camp for children with special needs and their peers. Out of that, the organization, Precious in His Sight, was established to provide inclusive opportunities (recreational, social, entertainment, etc.) for Fluvanna County residents with special needs. Tammy serves as the Treasurer of this organization.
Today, Tammy continues to work as a direct service provider, caring for the same “not so little anymore” guy. She has seen what a difference it has made for the family in receiving the ID waiver, and enjoys being a part of the Moms In Motion team, so that she may help more families see that difference.
Christina resides in Remington, VA with her husband of 15 years and two beautiful boys, Sam and Jack. Christina was first introduced to the disability world when her oldest turned one and was diagnosed with Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, and then again when her second child was diagnosed with Autism at eighteen months. She fought hard for early intervention through Child Find for both boys, getting them two years of Early Childhood Special Education. Once the boys transitioned to Kindergarten, Christina began navigating the long process of IEP services, ensuring that all of their needs were met. While having two boys on opposite ends of the disability spectrum has been challenging, Christina has gained a wealth of knowledge advocating on their behalf.
Christina first became acquainted with Moms In Motion in 2010 once both boys became eligible for Medicaid. Through Moms In Motion, she was able to sign up both boys to receive services under the EDCD waiver. Christina makes it her priority to ensure safeguards are in place so that her boys have every opportunity afforded to them, whether it be through Special Education programs or government facilitated programs.
Brittany is the mother of two precious little boys, one of whom has been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, OCD, sensory processing disorder, and migraines. Most days are definitely a struggle, but Brittany always goes above and beyond to improve her son's daily life. Her children attend a Christian school, a school for which she truly enjoys being an active volunteer.
Brittany is thankful for this adventure with Moms In Motion, so that she can help other families obtain information and resources that can help them. She is extremely excited for the personal gain in meeting new people and for the opportunity of opening new doors for herself and her family.
Lesley is the proud mother of three beautiful children. After having a complicated pregnancy with one of her children, Meredith, and then having a pre-term birth, she faced many challenges. Shortly after Meredith came home from the hospital, with the help of early intervention services, Lesley discovered many developmental delays and within her child's first year of life it was determined that Meredith had Cerebral Palsy, in addition to being quadriplegic.
Since leaving her full time job in 2013, Lesley has dedicated much of her time getting all the services needed for Meredith and has faced many challenges along the way. Lesley loves to work with children, and wants to be able to share in the knowledge of what services are out their for people with special needs and their families.
Diana Salyers came to Moms In Motion in March of 2013, as a part-time Administrative Assistant for the West Central region. She had previously worked in the payroll industry for twelve years and as a Customer Service Associate for Lowes in Staunton. It was the skills she learned from her previous employment opportunities that prepared her for the role she has taken on with Moms In Motion.
Diana understands the human resources and payroll processes connected with PPL, and has honed her customer service skills from working at Lowes to better serve our clients and their families. She looks forward to helping her region grow and learning more about the many opportunities out there for families in need.
Brenda is married with one son. She has been in the administrative field for a total of twenty years. In 2008, she obtained a degree from Lord Fairfax Community College in Small Business Management and received her certification in Medical Billing and Coding in 2010.
Brenda's closest friend has a child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Bi-Polar, ADHD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and PTSD. Her own son has grown up with him since he was two years of age. Because of this, he too is an advocate at just eleven years of age.
Helen Snyder has been involved with the disability community since 2010, working first as a personal care attendant before being hired as a Service Facilitator, initially by Tendertales Disability Services and then by Moms in Motion. She lives in Strasburg and is currently studying American Sign Language with the goal of becoming an ASL interpreter, as well as considering further education in hippotherapy.
Helen feels very blessed to be a part of Moms in Motion and to help families benefit from the incredible services offered through consumer-directed waivers. She is very excited to continue working with the many programs available in Virginia and hopes to continually grow in knowledge so as to better serve families who are a part of Moms in Motion.
In April 2001, Brittney gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Darriell, who was premature and was suspected to have a rare disorder. For years, Brittney looked for answers as to what mystery disorder was plaguing her child, how to get the services needed for her daughter with no clear label, and what help was available for emotional support and further education in the central Virginia area for a single mother. It wasn't until Fall 2012 that Darriell’s condition was identified as two non-related disorders (an unnamed chromosomal disorder and the other a rare genetic form of vitamin deficiency rickets).
After a chance run in with a local disability advocate, Brittney volunteered as a mentor with the Metro Ready Program in 2005 and trained with the Family Navigator Program. She later became a volunteer mentor with the VA-Lend program in 2011. As of March 2012, Brittney serves as a member of the Metropolitan Human Rights Committee in Henrico, Virginia. In May 2012, she graduated from the advocacy training program Partners in Policymaking.
Brittney and her family reside in Chesterfield, Virginia. As a family, they are enjoying life’s adventures, using stumbling blocks as stepping stones, and remain focused on the beautiful moments and victories they are blessed with in their lives.
Division Support Team Members
Ashley is a mother of two beautiful children. Her oldest child was diagnosed with ASD before his second birthday. For the past two years, she has gone above and beyond to find the help he needs.
Ashley prides herself on being a hard worker and always goes the extra mile to provide resources and help for others. She could not be more excited to join the Moms In Motion team and help out in her community.
Rebecca was born and raised in Michigan, but has lived in Botetourt County, Virginia since 2009. She fell in love with the mountains and doesn't plan on leaving anytime soon. Rebecca is blessed with two beautiful children, Kendra and Peyton. Her life is full of church, family, friends, Michigan State football, movies and helping others whenever she can. Rebecca has a huge heart for the world of disabilities ever since her niece was born six weeks prematurely. Since then, she has become an active volunteer at her church with the Me Too Ministry working with special needs children. Life is what you make it and Rebecca chooses to make it beautiful and amazing.