Trust Team

Special Needs Trust Program Staff


Tia Marsili: Director of Trusts | The Foundation of The Arc of Northern Virginia 703-208-1119   Ext 115  

Tia oversees the Trust department. She regularly meets with families, individuals, agencies, and attorneys throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. She also specializes in educating the community, various organizations, and agencies, about comprehensive Futures Planning and Special Needs Trust (SNT) services.Tia possess over 23 years of experience in the world of disabilities. As a professional, as well as the mother of two daughters with disabilities, she personally works with families and individuals to understand futures planning and establish SNTs. Born in the USA and educated in Denmark, China, and Germany, Tia is a graduate of The University of Copenhagen with a degree in Sinology. She is multi-lingual, well-traveled, and has a passion for creating systems that provide equality.

Evelyn Gu: Assistant Director of Trusts | The Foundation of The Arc of Northern Virginia | 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.

Trinitas Nsabimana: Account Manager | The Foundation of The Arc of Northern Virginia | 703-208-1119    Ext 119

Trini serves as the main point-of-contact for SNT disbursement requests and provides on-site and phone support to clients on a daily basis. She works closely with our clients to ensure they can gain access to funds in a timely and effective manner in order to 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.

Caroline Girgenti: Advocate | The Foundation of The Arc of Northern Virginia | 703-208-1119    Ext 120

Caroline provides additional support services to clients who opt for this fee-for-service role. She works with the Beneficiary and/or their representative to identify issues and draft advocacy plans that address the individual needs of the client. She then works to ensure that clients are able to access the needed resources and benefits. Caroline is an experienced Program Manager who has worked in the mental health and intellectual disabilities fields for over 10 years. She earned her undergraduate degree from James Madison University, and holds a Master’s degree from George Mason University.