About Us

The Arc is the world’s largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our history, stability, and expertise are well documented. The Arc of Northern Virginia chapter was established in 1963 and continues to be a leader in advocating and supporting individuals with disabilities and their families.

The Foundation of The Arc of Northern Virginia oversees a 501(c)(3) Special Needs Trust (SNT) Program. The Trust Team handles the day-to-day management of disbursements to be used on behalf of the SNT Beneficiary and their families.  We offer continuity, reliability, and expertise while providing exceptional trust management services and support to families and individuals with all disabilities in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC.

 

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Tia Marsili
Director of Trusts

TMarsili@thearcofnova.org

703-208-1119, Ext 115

Tia oversees the Trust department and will be your first point of contact for new trusts.

She works with families, individuals, agencies, and attorneys throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. She specializes in educating the community, various organizations, and agencies about comprehensive Futures Planning and Special Needs Trust (SNT) services.

Tia is a professional with over 23 years of experience in the world of disabilities. She's the mother of two daughters with disabilities. She works one-to-one with families and individuals to plan futures and establish SNTs.

She is multi-lingual, well-traveled, and has a passion for creating systems that provide equality.

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Evelyn Gu
Assistant Director

EGu@thearcofnova.org

703-208-1119,  Ext 103

Evelyn maintains the systems and documents supporting the SNT program. She offers Trust clients daily on-site and over-the-phone support by providing personal contact with families and individuals, troubleshooting Trust account issues, and processing Trust checks and documentation.

With a background in psychology and business operations from the University of Virginia, Evelyn has worked to support efficient, high-quality service delivery for various clients.

She enjoys helping individuals and families receive the necessary information and tools they need to plan for the best possible future outcomes.

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Trinitas Nsabimana
Account Manager

TNsabimana@thearcofnova.org

703-208-1119, Ext 119

Trini is your point of contact for special needs trust spending requests.

She provides on-site and phone support to clients every day. She works closely with our clients to ensure they have timely and effective access to funds. That helps clients pay for the services they need, such as medical, dental, and vision care, vacations, clothing, furniture, and utility bills.

Trini holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of District of Columbia and has extensive experience working with a variety of clients in different sectors.

Allie Shelby
Dir. of First Impressions

AShelby@thearcofnova.org

703-208-1119, Ext 101

Allie provides support to the trust team to ensure smooth operations. She schedules appointments, types documents, organizes and hosts trust events, and helps prepare marketing materials for outreach events. She answers the phone and helps keep our clients up-to-date regarding our upcoming information sessions. She also assists with other office tasks to make sure the trust department runs efficiently to meet client needs.

Allie attended the Woodrow Wilson - Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center and got her certification for Administrative Assistant.