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 28-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.
Program & Outreach Director
Sarah joined the ASCV as the Program & Outreach Director in November 2018. She is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of all ASCV programming and services, and developing community partnerships. Sarah received a Master’s degree in Psychology from American University and a Doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to her graduate studies, 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 empowering individuals with autism and collaborating with families, professionals and community partners. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and reading.
Patty comes to the ASCV from Los Angeles, CA. She previously was the Alumni and Parent Experience Manager at Biola University. With her B.A. in Communications from Biola University, and her 10 years of experience in fundraising, events, and building relationships with a variety of groups, she is excited to help ASCV continue to grow and flourish in the area of Development. Patty is passionate about the importance of non-profit work and bringing resources to families. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, experiencing new restaurants, and finding the perfect chai latte.
Events & Operations Manager
Kathleen comes to the ASCV from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, with extensive fundraising and event planning experience. Prior to her role at LLS, Kathleen was a Stage Manager for the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and she has also spent time volunteering with the Richmond Peace Education Center. Kathleen is looking forward to meeting ASCV’s members and community partners, and helping the ASCV grow!
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 and 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!
Program & Events Coordinator
Megan joined the Autism Society Central Virginia in August 2017 and manages information & referral, monthly newsletters, weekly emails and assists with programming & outreach. Megan has a long relationship with the ASCV 5K. As leaders of The Blue Team, Megan and her family have supported the ASCV since 2007, when her son was first diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Megan has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Florida State University and worked in healthcare public relations before becoming a stay at home mom and dedicated volunteer. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, daughter, and son.
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.
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.