Kelly earned a Bachelor’s in Human Services from Old Dominion University in 2009 and will complete the Master’s in Social Work program from Norfolk State University in Spring 2016. She has held a few different positions with Hope House Foundation, including intern, Support Assistant, Service Coordinator, and now Team Leader. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and going to her nephews’ baseball games. She is passionate about ensuring the people we support live the lives of their choosing. She particularly enjoys watching the people we support reach their goals and dreams.
Brandi received a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Psychology from Virginia Wesleyan. She has been with Hope House since 2001, and also works in the Behavioral Health Services Department at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. When not at work, she enjoys scrapbooking, movies, and hanging out with her sons.
Diana has been working with Hope House since 2000. Previously, she had worked in the cable and insurance service industries, and also had a long stint in hotel sales management. She began part-time, providing drop-in services for a gentleman who lived a few minutes away from what was then our Talbot team. Hope House is a big part of her life, but she also enjoys spending time with her husband, their two daughters and their son, and their two grandchildren.
Nicole has been working with Hope House since 2012. As a Portsmouth native working at the Afton team, she gained a passion for community involvement. Nicole is currently transitioning from the Afton team into their new location at Pelham. She enjoys leading staff development, which engages team members. She is trained in Positive Behavioral Support and Mandt. In her down time she enjoys playing with her bird, making jewelry, and watching documentaries.
Maria majored in Criminal Justice and minored in Psychology at ODU, and also has a paralegal certificate from Tidewater Community College. Her best friend began working at Hope House in 2000, and Maria's interest was piqued by her enthusiasm. She began working with us in 2001, and has been here ever since. Maria spends her free time going to her kids' sporting events, reading, and cross-stitching.
Alyson received her Bachelors in Sociology from the University of Kentucky, and her Masters in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University. After relocating from Kentucky to Virginia, Alyson joined Hope House in 2013. She has a passion for advocacy which drew her to Hope House Foundation. Alyson spends her time away from Hope House with friends, family, and her four-legged pals, Penee and Sadee.
Debbie began working for Hope House in 1996. She is a certified Mandt instructor, and in her spare time, she enjoys travel, gardening, and crocheting. She has three daughters and four granddaughters, all of whom have built their own relationships with the people she's supported over the years.
Dottie has worked at Hope House since 2010, and is passionate about advocating for people with disabilities and helping them lead well-rounded lives. She is trained in Effective Communication Skills and Mandt. When she’s not working, Dottie enjoys reading, writing, running, and talking about politics. She actively volunteers in her community.
Taryn joined Hope House in 2004. She had previously worked with children with autism, and her experience there made her want to become more involved with people with disabilities and creating a more diverse community for all. She particularly enjoys seeing the people she supports live a life of their own choosing.
Terri Ann has served the agency in a number of capacities since her initial introduction to Hope House in 1986. Starting as a volunteer, Terri Ann fell in love with the agency's worthwhile mission and progressive management style. She has served the agency as a part-time direct care professional, support coordinator, service director, hiring manager, and more recently has returned to the Redgate team to work as a team leader. She will tell anyone who asks that she loves being back in the thick of services again. Terri Ann holds a bachelor's degree from Va Tech (Go, Hokies!) in political science and enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with her delightful 8 year old daughter, husband, and their many pets.
Kimberly Rose started working for Hope House Foundation in 2006 as a Community Services Coordinator. She worked in that postion for 8 and a half years until taking her Team Leader position. She has experience in the human service field, including case management at a shelter for women with children who needed one on one care after multiple foster care placements. Kimberly is originally from Connecticut and loves the beach, but she does miss the cold and the snow occasionally. In her spare time she likes attending baseball games, going to the beach, getting a cup of coffee, and attending local events.
Josh began working part time for Hope House Foundation in 2006 while working on his Bachelor of Science degree in communications with a minor in management at Old Dominion University. Helping others has always been a core value of Josh's and is the driving force in his life. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, 4-wheeling, and spending time with his friends.
Corie is returning to Hope House after an 8-year hiatus and is thrilled to be participating in the opening of our 14th team! She has a Master of Arts in Gender Studies from Arizona State University and is passionate about advocating for social justice issues. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, reading, and attending open mic nights.
Monica Joined Hope House in October 2016. She has over 10 years experience providing service and support for disabled adults. She has rounded out her experience in the areas of Direct Support, Job Coaching, Day Program Instruction, and Residential Community Management. Monica has a Masters in Human Resource Management and consults part-time with small businesses assisting them with functional HR Management and ongoing recruiting efforts. Monica has spent time as a hospice volunteer; she loves swimming, Indian cuisine, corny jokes, her little dog Onyx and playing card games with friends and family.