A Team of Volunteers

Who We Are
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SINCE 1996

Families Helping Families

POAC-NoVA is run entirely by volunteers. Please visit our Get Involved page to find out more about volunteering on our Board of Directors or one of our committees.



Our Board

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Susan Edgerton


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Brianne RusSell-Morris

Vice President

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Amy Shaffer


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Stephanie Smith


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Anne Hobbs

FCPS ACSD Representative

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Scott Campbell


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Who Is our

Advisory Council

Advisory Council

Nikia Dower, MS, CCC-SLP/L, Certified and Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist, BCBA

Juliet D. Hiznay, Esq., Education Advocate

Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Michael Toobin, P.C., Special Needs Attorney


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If you are interested in joining one of our committees, please contact


or learn more about our committees on our Get Involved Page

Autism Awareness Committee

Business Issues Committee

Communications & Social Media Committee

Family Support Group Committee

Fundraising & Grants Committee


School Autism Program Liaison & Legislative Outreach Committee

Contact Us

Please send general inquiries to