Sarah Lobstein is the new qualified intellectual disabilities professional (QIDP)/support coordinator working with children on Unit 1 at St. Mary’s Home.
Sarah hails from Flagstaff, Ariz. She attended Augusta State University in Augusta, Ga., where she played collegiate volleyball, earned a degree in psychology with a minor in social work and met her husband, Brian.
After college, the newlyweds headed to Europe, since Brian is active-duty Navy. They spent three years in Belgium and got to travel the world. They moved back to the United States and ended up in Hampton Roads. Sarah started working for the City of Virginia Beach as a direct support professional and then a behavior specialist at SkillQuest Services Day program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. After a few years, Sarah moved to the West Neck intermediate care facility, where she continued to work with adults as a QIDP/support coordinator.
Sarah is excited to get to know every one at St. Mary’s Home and to help enrich the lives of the children and young adults. “My goal is to be the best QIDP I can possibly be for all of the children,” she said.