Our Team

Ann Flippin

Ann Flippin (she/her)
Executive Director

In her role, Ann oversees all operations of the ASCV, supporting both programs and development initiatives. Ann joined the ASCV in January of 2019.  Ann has over ten years of development and non-profit management experience, serving in various roles at Autism Speaks and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Ann has a 31-year-old brother with autism and has experienced firsthand the challenges faced by individuals and families in the autism community.  She is honored to lead a team with a mission to provide much needed programs and support to our local autism community.

Sarah Doyle

Sarah Doyle, PhD (she/her)
Program & Outreach Director

Sarah joined the ASCV in November 2018. As the Program & Outreach Director, she is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of all of our ASCV programming and building community partnerships to enhance and expand opportunities for our local Autism community. Sarah has extensive training in developmental disabilities, child and adolescent development, and program development and evaluation. She has over 10 years of experience working with and advocating for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families in home, educational, and clinical settings. Sarah is passionate about learning from and empowering Autistic individuals and collaborating with the local community to create meaningful opportunities for connection and engagement.

Kathleen Petroziello (she/her)
Events & Operations Director

Kathleen joined the ASCV in the Fall of 2019.  As Events and Operations Director, she oversees logistics, marketing & communications for ASCV’s special events, including our 5K/Challenge, Gala, and Golf Outing, as well as all of ASCV’s operations. Kathleen has extensive event planning, organizational, and fundraising experience, with 2 years as a Campaign Manager for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and more than a decade as a Stage Manager in Chicago.  Kathleen enjoys using her organizational and planning skills to bring fun and engaging events to our community and helping grow the impact of the ASCV.
 

Jon Greene (he/him)
Program Director

Jon will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of all ASCV programming, as well as building community partnerships to enhance and expand opportunities for our local Autism community.
 
Jon began working with children and adolescents with Autism and other developmental disabilities in his home state of Maine over 20 years ago. He has experience in a variety of settings including residential homes, clinical, in-home, private schools, and most recently as a teacher for students with Autism requiring extensive supports in a local high school. His professional and personal experience has provided him with a broad range of training including assessment of ASD, instructional planning, adapted curriculum, public and nonprofit leadership, program development, transition planning, behavior management, and positive behavior support. Jon enjoys connecting Autistic individuals of all ages and their families with their communities, and feels passionately about the contributions that they can make. He is committed to supporting, engaging, and empowering all people.

Kaitlyn Kammerman (she/her)
Program Manager

As the Program Manager, Kaitlyn will manage several core social, recreational, and support programs, and as well as oversee ASCV’s Camps and membership program and events.
 
Kaitlyn has a Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education from James Madison University. She previously taught in self contained Autism classrooms for 6 years and joined ASCV to provide even more to her students and families. Kaitlyn is passionate about supporting and empowering those with Autism and their families while also connecting them with resources to enable their success.

Courtney Stubbs (she/her)
Program & Communications Coordinator

Courtney first became involved with ASCV in the fall of 2020 leading elementary art workshops through ART180 and is excited to join in this new capacity as the Program and Communications Coordinator. She received a BA from the University of Virginia in 2018, earning a unique Interdisciplinary Studies degree concentrating in Arts Administration, Youth & Social Innovation, and Drama. With over 8 years of experience developing and facilitating creative arts programming, Courtney is passionate about creating time, space, and resources for people to explore their passions and engage with their community. Outside of work she enjoys running, spending time with family and friends (both furry and human!), and reading.

Maryanne Serignese (she/her)
Development Manager

Maryanne joined the ASCV in January 2022 as the Development Manager. In her role, she is responsible for engaging with individual supporters and connecting new partners to the mission of the ASCV. Maryanne has extensive experience in nonprofit and political fundraising, most recently with four years at the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, and time on numerous political campaigns. Maryanne is passionate about philanthropy and helping people support causes to make life better for others. Outside of the ASCV, Maryanne can be found exploring Richmond with her husband, Paul, and son, Henry, while preparing for a new baby on the way. She enjoys cooking, entertaining, and calligraphy in her free time.

Adira Knopf (she/her)
Development Manager

With over 15 years experience in fundraising and event management, Adira has worked with non-profit organizations throughout the country, including both grassroots and national organizations. Prior to joining the ASCV team, Adira served as Campaign Manager at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, setting fundraising records for the Virginia Chapter. When she is not serving the organization’s mission, Adira is busy “mommying” her three children, Lilah (age 8), Shemaya (age 6) and Akiva (age 3) with her husband, Michael. Together they enjoy hiking, traveling, and many many movie nights!

Katie Putnam (she/her)
Program & Events Manager

Katie joined the ASCV in January 2022. As the Program and Events Manager, she supports the four major fundraising events through assisting the planning committees, participant engagement, and core event elements. Katie has experience in executing a variety of events and autism friendly programs through her work with The Eliza Hope Foundation. As a parent of a daughter with autism, Katie offers a personal perspective on the challenges individuals and families impacted by autism may face. Katie is eager to work with ASCV families in creating events that are inclusive and exciting for everyone! Outside of work, Katie can be found checking out local parks with her daughter, Audrey, exploring new restaurants with her husband, Dan, or walking her dogs, Shelia and Penny. 

Rachel Pretlow (she/we)
Community Educator

Rachel Pretlow has been a member of ASCV since 2020 and currently is Co-Chair of ASCV’s Self-Advocate Council. As a Community Educator, she will focus on expanding and enhancing our educational programming by supporting the development, implementation, and evaluation of community trainings. She will also assist with the execution of tasks associated with grant-funded programs and initiatives. Rachel has experience in habitat restoration, farming, education, and positive youth development. We are passionate about cultural preservation and indigenous healing modalities. Rachel holds a Master of Health Science degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She enjoys exploring, swinging, dancing, and making traditional crafts.
 

Ian Young (he/him)
Program Assistant

Ian first joined the ASCV in the Fall of 2020 as a member of our Adult Social Group and FreeHorse Arts programming, and is a founding member of the ASCV Self-Advocate Council. In his role, Ian will assist with administrative tasks associated with the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of programs, with a particular focus on Membership and Information & Referral. Outside of work, Ian enjoys bike riding, yoga, and meditation. We are thrilled to welcome him to our team!

Bradford Hulcher (she/her)
Information & Referral Specialist

Bradford responds to inquiries of any nature, with particular expertise in Medicaid waivers, special education, and resources for adults on the spectrum. Bradford has been affiliated with the ASCV since 1994, first as the parent of a newly diagnosed child, then as a volunteer and Board member. She is a graduate of Partners in Policymaking and a Medicaid Waiver Mentor. Bradford presents workshops on Medicaid waivers, person centered planning, transition to adulthood, and IEP development at local and state conferences. Bradford volunteers on many local and state disability related work groups and advisory boards on behalf of the ASCV.

In her spare time, Bradford enjoys traveling with her husband, Chuck, and spending time on the Northern Neck with her children and grandchildren. Bradford is passionate about providing individuals with autism and their families with vital information to navigate the complex disability systems in Virginia and to maximize each individual’s gifts and talents. 

Our Recreational Facilitators

Emma Chun
Recreational Facilitator


Brie King (she/her)
Recreational Facilitator

Brie currently serves as the Clinical Director for Hybridge Learning Group. Brie obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Mary Washington and a Master of Arts in Therapeutic Recreation from Kent State University. She then obtained a post-graduate certification in Behavior Analysis with UMASS Lowell. Brie has worked in the disability field with children and adults in various capacities for over twenty years. Early in her career, she practiced as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, in which she worked both in a community recreation environment and at a non-profit long-term facility for individuals with disabilities. She is currently a Licensed Behavior Analyst running an ABA program that focuses on play-based and trauma-informed practices. She previously facilitated several recreation programs geared to both adults and children across Richmond, via the Autism Society of Central Virginia, with whom she continues to serve as a volunteer. Brie spends her free time with her husband and fur-children, enjoying concerts and seeking out sandy beaches.

Lindsey Weeks
Recreational Facilitator

Lindsey is a graduate of VCU with a B.S. in Psychology and is currently a graduate student in VCU’s entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate program. Beyond her leadership roles as President and Virginia Occupational Therapy Association (VOTA) Representative of her class, Lindsey is a research assistant in a lab within the program lead by Virginia Chu. Lindsey has worked with individuals with autism of all ages, as well as individuals of varying levels of cognitive and physical abilities while shadowing Occupational Therapists, and through community involvement. Lindsey is eager to work with individuals of diverse and underserved populations in her future career as well as through her involvement in her community. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys spending time with family, working out, and getting outdoors. Lindsey initially became involved with the ASCV as a volunteer, and ever since has been passionate about empowering and positively impacting the quality of life for individuals of all levels of ability.