Our Staff

 

 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.

 

 

Tammy GTammy Goddard, Program Director, ext. 207

Tammy received her undergraduate degree from George Mason University in Psychology and has taken several post graduate classes for School Counseling. She was a peer counselor at GMU, and active in the Big Brother, Big Sister program for seven years through the Fairfax DFS, and still loves working with the community, especially in the areas of giving back. Tammy started working at The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus in 2011. She started in The Aurora School and then transitioned to ALLY.  At ALLY she worked with our self-advocates, and provided support to various programs. Tammy transitioned to Paxton Campus staff in early 2013, as the lead in volunteer coordination, event planning and overseeing the staff of self-advocates. She returned to ALLY as the Program Director in 2014, she still manages the volunteer program which now has several hundred volunteers from the community; she also plans and manages all of the events and programs! She has been asked to speak about the volunteer program at other organizations, and continues to grow the outreach to children programs in ALLY.  In 2016, over 200 people received holiday gifts due to the Holiday Giving program, and her newest initiative in 2017 is the ALLY Inclusion Project to address gaps in inclusion in the local community by working with parents and local schools.  Tammy lives in Leesburg with her husband and two children.