About Us

Community is What Fuels Us

Our Drive

Transportation for seniors is what motivates us

NV Rides supports a network of volunteer driver programs who make transportation for seniors possible in the Northern Virginia area.  NV Rides’ charge is to increase capacity for existing volunteer driver programs and to expand volunteer transportation options throughout Northern Virginia.

When your organization joins NV Rides, you become part of this thriving network. You receive a plethora of resources at no cost to you.

Working in partnership with Fairfax County and the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA), NV Rides is housed at The Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (The J).

NV Rides: Our Journey

It all started with a phrase, a problem, a question, and a solution. The phrase was “age in place,” which refers to individuals who choose to remain in their homes for as long as they can do so. In 2012 Fairfax County administered a large-scale survey to learn about the emerging needs of older adults in the community. Survey results found that the aging population in Northern Virginia was growing rapidly. It became apparent to community leaders that the anticipated demographic shift would create increasing needs, requiring new and creative solutions.

Safe and reliable transportation for non-driving seniors emerged as a top issue. The question that the Fairfax County Health Department had in 2013 was: What can we do to help our neighbors aging in place with their transportation challenges?

The concern has always been that many Northern Virginia residents aging in place have to eventually give up driving. Losing the ability to drive often leads to an inability to take care of basic needs, such as grocery shopping or going to doctors’ appointments.

Fairfax County came up with a solution of pooling resources to create and support a network of volunteer driving organizations throughout Northern Virginia. The Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia agreed in 2014 to provide the home for “NV Rides,” which was tasked with encouraging and supporting an expanding network of volunteer driver groups.

Because of the success of our program, transportation for seniors is now possible. Thousands have been served and we hope to expand as the need for this service continues to grow.


Our Staff

Emily Braley

Manager, NV Rides

Julie Koppel

Coordinator, NV Rides

Our Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council helps to guide NV Rides in fulfilling its mission of serving the needs of non-driving adults in Northern Virginia. Comprised of community stakeholders, the council meets on a quarterly basis to brainstorm and collaborate on ways to promote volunteer driving in the region.

Jeff Dannick

Executive Director, Pozez JCC

Amy Brinko

Associate Executive Director, Pozez JCC

Shane Rock

Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington

Michelle Pearlstein

Development Director, Pozez JCC

Diana Katz

Co-Founder and Advisory Board Member, Giving Circle of Hope

Patricia Rohrer, MSW

Long Term Care Program Manager, Fairfax County Health Department

Nancy Fiedelman

ElderCare Consultant, Aynsley Group Ltd

Tom Eversole

Retired Executive Director, Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church

Mike Perel

Fairfax County Commission on Aging

Cynthia Alarico, MPA

Mobility Manager, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services

Sara Fought

Senior Director, Center for Information Services, Jewish Council for the Aging

Robin Edwards

Certified Senior Advisor, Care Patrol

With Your Help, We are Driving Change

We are making transportation for seniors possible

NV Rides promotes mobility for aging adults. Community-based volunteer organizations who provide transportation for seniors work with us to provide streamined services.

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