Meet Our Board of Directors
We are a group of dedicated volunteers working to empower individuals living with a neurological disorder through quality research based exercise. programs.
Wendy has over 15+ years working with special populations in cardiac rehabilitation, orthopedic/neurological physical therapy and wellness. Her experience developing exercise classes for people with Parkinson's disease with a local healthcare company made her see a much bigger need to provide more for the community.
She started her own wellness facility in 2018 for Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis providing exercise classes as well as 1:1 services. After 5 years and the effects of Covid, she saw a much larger need for neurological disorders and their caregivers from progression of the disease and the stress on the caregivers. This is where The Empowerment Neurofitness and Wellness center came to life!
Shelley has over 18 years working in the government contracting industry. Her experience in payment forms, procurement requisitions, and expense reports led her to receive her BS in Accounting and Business Management. Building relationships with government employers and giving excellent customer service led her to expand her knowledge and experience working with a nonprofit organization.
Tricia graduated from ODU in 2003 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. She always had a special interest in working with people with neurological disorders, balance disturbances, and dizziness. She has over 14 years years experience working with movement disorders where her passion is with the Parkinson’s disease population. She currently works at Monarch Physical Therapy where she treats neurological patients and instructs in the ODU Physical Therapy Doctorate Program as an adjunct professor.
Carrie is a Southeastern Virginia native, a UVa graduate and a resident of the Hampton Roads area since 2001. Her experience in sales, insurance and then human resources for over 11 years built her a reputation for building relationships, solving problems and bringing informed and top-notch service to her clients and she is passionate about giving back to the community that continues to support her and her business.
Amy Stumpf has been in the automotive industry for 25 years. During that time, she has excelled in positions in sales, management, training, and margin control. She achieved her skills by completing Automotive ASE’ and management development courses. Mentoring and encouraging others is what drives her every day.