Join us as we work toward "A Life Like Yours"
Kevin M. LeVan, President
Renee Waymire, Vice President
Mrs. Renee Waymire is a mom to a daughter with Autism and severe intellectual disabilities. Her journey started over 20 years ago when Courtney was first diagnosed. Since that time she has advocated for her medical, educational, therapeutic and life enrichment needs. Over the years she has used her knowledge and experience to help many other families through mentoring, support, and guidance so they are able to advocate for their loved ones.
Her vast connections and knowledge of community resources help in her role as a real estate agent so she is able to provide families with compassionate service and exceptional care.
Her passion is to empower others through knowledge and provide the much needed compassion and support to help others through their experience.
Shane Rose, Treasurer
Pamela Fishback, Secretary
Mrs. Ayres-Coutts has been active in the disability world since she suspected her son had autism, in 2007. Along with getting many services in place for him, she navigated his enrollment in a Virginia Medicaid Waiver. She personally experienced the road blocks to getting these services in place, but also the invaluable benefit they brought her family. Keri began educating other families regarding VA Medicaid Waiver application processes and the benefits of enrolling. She so enjoyed assisting other families, that she created Moms In Motion to allow her to devote herself full time to this effort. Since the beginning of Moms In Motion in 2009, she has watched it blossom into an organization full of over 100 competent advocates who have touched thousands of families’ lives.
Mrs. Ayres-Coutts' training in disabilities includes VCU’s post-bachelorette program Va-LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) (2013) and their Parent Navigator training, the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities specialized training Partners In Policymaking in (2011), VaAccess’s SSI/SSDI workshops, etc.
Mrs. Ayres-Coutts is a member of the Board of the Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley because she knows first hand how a community can catch a family and knowledge and example leads to seismic changes in a family's day-to-day ability to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. The Arc of NSV is that community, knowledge base and example.
Stacey has devoted her entire professional career of 33 years in the Human Service field supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and Autism. She has great passion when it comes to being the best you can be and truly having a life like yours. Advocacy is a tremendous strength she possesses and uses to ensure the individuals she serves are treated with dignity and respect at all times.
She worked at Grafton for over 31 years supporting children and adult with intellectual disabilities and Autism. In May 2016, she was hired as the Executive Director of Shenandoah Valley Community Residences where she continues to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities while living in a community setting, secure employment and coach and train to become as independent as possible. Staey earned a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership degree from the former Mountain State University, Beckley, West Virginia, where she also earned her undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership. In addition, she has recently completed the Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions Leadership Series 12-month program.