Our Team

 

 Eileen SEileen Shaffer, Administrative Director of ALLY Advocacy Center, ext. 208

Eileen received her undergraduate degree from Mary Washington College in Sociology where she was awarded the Jean Donovan Award to promote human rights.  She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a Specialization in Health from Virginia Commonwealth University.   She has worked in group homes with adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  As the Resident Services Director of a continuing care retirement community in North Carolina, she worked with individuals across the spectrum from independent adults, assisted living, skilled nursing, adult day care and dementias.  She works as a Care Manager in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties.  She has experience coordinating care for her clients with community and healthcare resources.  As the Advocacy Coordinator at the ALLY Center, she provides resources and referrals to families and clients; empowers families to advocate for their children in the IEP process; works with self-advocates and supports a variety of educational outreach programs to educate families and caregivers.  Eileen has been an active volunteer in Loudoun County, initiating volunteer programs with Backpack Buddies, Girl Scouts, the Loudoun Homeless Shelter.  Eileen lives in Leesburg with her husband and two daughters.

 

Nyteisha Stith, Disability Advocate of ALLY Advocacy Center, ext. 200 

Nyteisha Stith has helped teach children with and without disabilities for over 10 years. In 2014 she started her journey as an  Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapist working with children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Aurora School.   Nyteisha currently supports the volunteers and employees at The Arc of Loudoun who have disabilities.  She provides job coaching and access to community resources as a staff member of ALLY. She also leads social skills groups for children in addition to supporting the Aurora Behavior Clinic.  Nyteisha has received training to specialize in ABA and received her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credentials for preschool.  She is working toward completing her BA in psychology.
When asked about the best part of her career at The Arc of Loudoun, she answered, “It’s so rewarding to support the children and families I encounter each day.”  Nyteisha is the mom of two wonderful daughters.

 

Contact us:

Phone: 703.777.1939

Fax: 703.777.1935