General Family Resource Specialists
Tamatha and her husband were welcomed into the “world of disability” when their third child was born with a rare genetic mutation. As a result, he remains in a newborn mental state with no physical control. Only given two to four years to live, he has now lived years beyond that estimate. Tamatha and her husband are absolutely blessed to have him in the family, but the impact has been tremendous. Each family member has had to make lifestyle changes as a result. Through it all, Tamatha has worked hard to help her family find and maintain “a new normal.”
This everyday experience has given Tamatha the ability to help extended family and friends when they have faced the disability of a loved one. She has had the opportunity to share her experiences and provide comfort and compassion throughout her community. Tamatha is excited to be working for Moms In Motion. She hopes to help many others who are facing a disability to thrive as they find their own “new normal.”
Caitlin is a native of Richmond, Virginia, who has been involved in the world of special needs through many avenues, including as a respite caregiver, volunteer at Children's Hospital of Richmond, and newborn hearing screen coordinator. She has always sought customer service centered positions and is currently a Respite and Personal Care Attendant to a family with two awesome children with special needs.
A graduate of James Madison University, Caitlin received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with an interest in speech-language pathology. While at JMU, Caitlin was involved in various service groups and was a proud member of the Marching Royal Dukes. In her free time, she enjoys spoiling her nephews, visiting Ocean Isle Beach with her family, and going to JMU for football games as often as she can.
Caitlin is very much looking forward to meeting new waiver consumers and their families and helping them through their journey!
Spanish-Speaking Family Resource Specialist
Mara joins the Moms In Motion team as a Family Resource Specialist. As with all endeavors she tackles, advocacy and early intervention for children with different abilities has become a passion of hers. A mother of two, her youngest was diagnosed with Autism at a very young age, so Mara understands firsthand the struggles families face when choosing the best services for their loved one.
Mara has served several families within her immediate community to assist them in obtaining all the best services that Virginia has to offer. She is currently working on a passion project of “inclusion in sports” with her local government, after realizing how many children with disabilities within her community were being under served. Nothing has prepared her more for a life of service and advocacy than watching her own child be excluded and sidelined. A supportive, compassionate, and giving person by nature, Mara will help guide all families Moms In Motion serves in the best way possible.