Elizabeth Noriega is a full-time mom and half-time student at The Frederick Community College as an American Sign Language (ASL) Professional Interpretation major. She has been a part of the Kaiser Permanente Research Bank Community Advisory Board since 2014 and was a member of the Advisory Board for the VA Medicaid Department for two terms. Currently she is Regional Counsel for the Individual Family Support Program IFSP. She is a fierce advocate for her daughter, Janella, who has Down Syndrome.
She is very passionate about helping people and being a part of the KPRB Community Advisory Board gives her the opportunity to fulfill her calling. For her, it is very important to help the Latino and special needs communities. While she is learning how to navigate the life of being a mom of a little girl with Down Syndrome, she helps encourage and support new moms that just found out about their kid’s diagnosis.
She is married to Pastor Alain Noriega and they have three beautiful kids, Adriel, 12, Valerie, 10, and Janella, 6. They are residents of Lovettsville in Loudoun County, Virginia where they raise their family. She is an active member of Northern Virginia Down Syndrome Association and an athlete ambassador of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). Her passions are God, her family, and to bring awareness and educate people about Down Syndrome.