Staff

Jennifer Cunningham, Interim Executive Director
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Jennifer joined DSANV as a member in 2007, when her son Gray was born.  She began volunteering on the Board of Directors as Treasurer in 2011.  In 2015, she stepped down from the board and became the bookkeeper for the organization.  Jennifer graduated from James Madison University in 1999.  She previously was an auditor at a public accounting firm. She is a devoted parent advocate and continues to volunteer in many community organizations.  She spends her little bit of free time running, reading and enjoying the little things in life.

Anita Phares, Director of Operations
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Anita joined DSANV as a member in 2006, volunteered in the office in 2011, and served in the role of Program Assistant from 2012-2017 and is currently serving as the Director of Operations. She earned a Masters degree in Information Systems from Virginia Tech and has experience in computer programming and management information systems. She has worked with constituent management systems, multiple listing services and mortgage payment processes. Anita is delighted to be involved with all things technical and functional and to work alongside the dedicated volunteers and knowledgeable staff of DSANV.

Stacy Engels, Director of Programs
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Stacy received a BA in political science and
worked in financial services as a stock broker in Boston for 10 years. She moved to Northern Virginia in 1999 and had three boys. She became an active DSANV volunteer in 2016 through the Young Men’s Service League, which is a charity league for moms and their sons. Her volunteer work led to her position as Program and Activities Assistant, and she was hired to the DSANV staff in August of 2019.

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Heather Trammell, Director of Family Support
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Heather serves as the DSANV Director of Family Support. She has been welcoming families to DSANV and the disability community for many years. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in music performance (percussion) and holds a paralegal certificate from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. She previously worked as a concert promoter/booking agent, paralegal, file space manager, and legal conflicts specialist. In her “free time” Heather likes to scrapbook and organize things.

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Matt Reinke, Director of Business Development
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Matt Reinke joined DSANV as the Director of Business Development October 2021. Matt brings years of experience as a sales account manager for national level organizations to DSANV to help us diversify and grow our revenue by developing relationships with local corporations and community foundations that support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to boost our grant writing, and to develop new fundraising events.