Family Resource Specialists
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!
Sheila has deep roots in the Augusta county area of Virginia. She has encountered various situations that have instilled in her the value and importance of a community full of services, as well as resources, to individuals and their families living with disabilities.
Sheila and her husband were legal guardians and advocates for a lovely boy with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome for seven years. She knows firsthand the great need and awareness of any available resources to help families in similar situations.
Previously, Sheila has worked as an attendant caregiver for her stepfather during his last precious years of life. The services available to him allowed Sheila to see the beauty that these services provide. Through his Medicaid Waiver, as well as services provided through At Home Your Way, her stepfather was able to be in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by those who loved him. The available resources, along with the support of Hospice, allowed for his final wishes to be granted.
Sheila's mother is currently receiving these same beautiful services provided by the CCC Plus program. She is thrilled to help connect other consumers to these and other available resources through At Home Your Way.
Cynthia lives in Roanoke, Virginia with her husband and adult son. They have two cats, a seal-point Siamese and a Maine Coon, as well as two Alaskan Malamutes, a mother and son. All the furry family members were adopted from either a rescue or shelter. As a family, they enjoy watching movies, advocating for those with special needs, working hard, and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Cynthia grew up in Newburyport, Massachusetts and graduated with an Associate of Arts in Education from Liberty University in 2018. She chose her career path when information and services were scarce. She has since worked diligently for over 20 years to advocate for her son’s needs and, through hard work and sacrifices made by her entire family, he has been successful in gaining meaningful employment.
Cynthia's mission in life is to help prevent other families from “reinventing the wheel,” as well as make a positive impact in the world of special needs. Her employment history includes working as the Assistant Area Manager of the Meals on Wheels program that covered three counties in Maine, working as a Regional Parent Support coordinator to help families navigate the system of care for their loved ones with special needs (as well as teaching relevant classes to families and providers), and as an Instructional Assistant in Special Education in a public school setting. Cynthia is determined to make a positive impact on her community through her work with At Home Your Way.
Lisa is a native of Staunton, VA. She was first introduced to the world of Medicaid waivers when her best friend, who was like a brother to her, became disabled after an illness. Trying to find help for her friend, Lisa contacted a high school classmate who was a Case Manager with a local hospital and thus began their journey. She was a caregiver for her friend for almost nine years. After his passing, Lisa went on to serve other clients and to join At Home Your Way as a Family Resource Specialist.
Lisa knows first hand how the program makes it possible for people to live in the comfort of their own surroundings, to be active in their community, to empower their lives, and to enrich the lives of all the people with whom they come in contact. Lisa does her best to help other families receive the help they need as a way to honor the memory of her dear friend.