Eileen 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.