About Us

Individuals with disabilities make up the largest minority group in the country. Unfortunately, participation in community-based wellness programming is severely restricted due in part to a lack of programs offered that can meet their unique needs.

Many organizations are willing to open their doors to members of all ability levels, but program staff often lack the knowledge and training to work with individuals with disabilities. We are determined to change this in our community.

Who We Are

The Shenandoah Valley Inclusive Wellness Coalition (SVIWC) is an alliance of individuals with disabilities, family members, and professionals who are working to increase opportunities for ALL individuals to participate in community-based physical activity and wellness opportunities.

Our Goal

To work together to identify needs, provide training, and increase opportunities for individuals with disabilities to engage in wellness activities and sports throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

Our Team

Tom Moran, Ph.D.
James Madison University

Danette Gibbs, Ph.D.
James Madison University

Christie Liu, Ph.D.
James Madison University

Amanda Campbell, Ph.D.
Bridgewater College

Jill Lassiter. Ph.D.
Bridgewater College

Andrea Taliaferro, Ph.D.
West Virginia University

Assistants

Daniel Barnhart
AnaRae Howe
Taylor Lavin
Scott Pruett