Our Team

 

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

Eileen received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Mary Washington College 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 large 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.  Eileen has experience providing social work in both hospital and home care settings.  She has also been trained as a Mediator. After returning to Virginia, she worked as a Care Manager in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties with older adults as well as individuals with developmental disabilities. She has experience coordinating care and services for her clients with community and healthcare resources. While working in care management, Eileen began volunteering at ALLY and was later hired as the Advocacy Coordinator. As the Administrative Director of ALLY Advocacy 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. ALLY Advocacy Center fills an unmet need in Loudoun County and Eileen is able to walk families through the process of supporting a child with a disability and understanding the array of resources available and how to access them. Eileen has been an active volunteer in Loudoun County, initiating volunteer programs with Backpack Buddies, Girl Scouts and the Loudoun Homeless Shelter. 

 

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