Shawanda Whitehead

Shawanda Whitehead

LEAD PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Shawanda joined SSVA in October 2016, embarking on a journey that has seen her rise through the ranks. Beginning as a DSP, she transitioned into a Site Coordinator role, then assumed the position of Program Coordinator, and now holds the responsibility of overseeing all Programs in the Danville Region. Reflecting on her journey, she expresses, “I find fulfillment in collaborating with individuals and value the chance to contribute to a company that fosters personal and professional development.” Outside of work, she cherishes moments with loved ones, indulges in scenic drives through the countryside, explores nature trails and parks, immerses herself in music, and delves into the pages of captivating books.

Kendra Moser

Kendra Moser

HEAD OF DANVILLE OPERATIONS

Kendra has been with SSVA since 2012 after almost 13 years with the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is originally from the Hampton Roads area but has been in Danville for over 20 years.

She has proven to be a dedicated leader and has a strong customer focus. She uses her background in Business Management and Accounting to ensure that our customers and employees have an opportunity to live full and happy lives.

She and her husband Shane can be found camping at a local Campground every weekend from the spring through the fall each year. She is also an animal lover and has a dog and 2 cats that are her “kids”.

In her spare time, she enjoys camping, swimming, cooking, and playing cards, games, or crafting with her friends and family.

Samantha Morris

Samantha Morris

REGIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR

Samantha Morris has recently joined the Danville team as the Human Resources Coordinator.  She is proud to call Danville my hometown and has never strayed far from its embrace. For 15 years,  she dedicated herself to the restaurant industry, starting from the ground up and ascending to the general manager role. A shift in career path beckoned her about 6 years ago, leading her to immerse myself in the realm of HR. Currently, she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business at Capella University, with an anticipated graduation by the end of next year.

 

Beyond the confines of work, her heart lies with her family. Despite having two grown children, they relish moments together, engaging in walks, bowling, game nights, collaborative painting sessions, and culinary adventures. She finds solace in the pages of romance mystery novels, the intricacies of history, and the occasional enchantment of a Broadway performance. The most fulfilling aspect of her life revolves around supporting her family and lending a hand wherever it’s needed. On a lighter note, here’s a tidbit: her childhood passion for collecting Barbie dolls has evolved into a grown-up fascination with amassing an eclectic array of coffee mugs.

Jacki Osbourne

Jacki Osbourne

LEAD SERVICE COORDINATOR (QIDP) & REGIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE

Jacki has been working with individuals with developmental disabilities for over 25 years. She joined the SSVA team in June of 2011. She started as a DSP and then moved up to a Site Coordinator role and then to the Lead Service Coordinator role she currently holds.

She received a double major in Business Administration and Equestrian studies from Averett University.

Jacki is interested in getting to know people and listening to them one on one. She prides herself on being an advocate for all individuals and for those we support and she incorporates their desires in their support plans using Person-Centered Practices.

Jacki is married and has one grown son. She loves animals and enjoys reading, the outdoors, cooking for her husband, talking to her family and friends, and playing with her pets.

Kimberly Overstreet

Kimberly Overstreet

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Kim Overstreet has been working for SSVA in the Danville Division since October of 2020. Within the first month, she realized this was the line of work she was meant to be in.  She went from starting as a Direct Support Professional to a Site Coordinator, to a Program Coordinator in 3 years.  

Originally from Pennsylvania, Kim moved to Lynchburg VA in 2003 to attend Liberty University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2008. Although COVID was a rough time, it brought her to Danville ready for a new start.  

Kim is currently enrolled in the QIDP program and enjoys learning everything she can about SSVA, and the support offered to those in need.

In her spare time, she can be found reading a good book, cuddling up with her rescue dog, or staying busy with her teenage son’s sporting events. 

Cynthia Nunnally

Cynthia Nunnally

DAY PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Cynthia has a heart of gold and has been working in this field for 29 years. She joined SSVA in June of 2011 as a direct support professional.  Since then, Cynthia has also held the position of an assistant site coordinator, a site coordinator, and now fulfills the role of program coordinator of day support.  She was born and raised in Pellam, North Carolina. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, especially her grandkids. She attends church, enjoys fishing, and visiting the casino.

Linda Palmer

Linda Palmer

REGIONAL TRAINING COORDINATOR

Linda started in this field over 25 years ago as a Direct Support Professional. She has been with SSVA since June of 2011.

After directing the Youth team at her church, she realized she was a good leader and worked towards becoming a Site Coordinator.  Then once again, while teaching Sunday School she realized that she also loves to learn and to share her wealth of knowledge. She then worked towards becoming a Trainer for others in this field. Linda now serves as the Training Coordinator for the Danville Division and facilitates training with all Divisions for SSVA through their on-line training platforms.  She also still helps in the Group Home when needed since the individuals there have become a part of her extended family.

Linda is married, has two grown children and four grandchildren.  She enjoys spending time with her family, especially Sunday dinner with her grandchildren.

In her spare time, she likes watching game shows like Jeopardy, shopping, eating out, listening to music and just enjoying a simple life.