Meet Our New Board of Directors Members!

The ASCV is proud to continue to grow our strong Board of Directors and volunteer leadership. We are pleased to announce our talented, dedicated class of 2024 members!

Ida Barksdale

Ida Barksdale is an autistic advocate who enjoys life with her husband and two kids in Hanover, Virginia. Ida’s son Nathan is also autistic and is a regular participant in ASCV programs, especially summer camp, RCIG gymnastics, and bowling. Ida and her family also enjoy attending our member events, and she’s a strong champion of the ASCV’s and our growing programs. Ida is thrilled to join the ASCV in this leadership role, as well as being a liaison and mentor to ASCV’s Self-Advocate Council.

Ida is currently a Consulting Engineer at Dominion Energy where she supports their nuclear fleet. She is on the leadership team of the DiverseAbility ERG at Dominion Energy where she is working to build up their self-advocate presence. When Ida is not advocating for neuro-affirming environments for her autistic kiddos or tending to her profession, she can be found knitting, sewing, or at least organizing her craft supplies.

Jeniffer Maloney 

 Jeniffer is currently the Director of Marketing & Public Relations for The American Civil War Museum. In this role, she directs and implements promotional and public relations strategies for the Museum. She has more than two decades of experience in media and public relations for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations having served as Virginia Communications Director and Legislative Liaison for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and a lobbyist for the Virginia Realtors Association. She is also a former media strategies consultant and advisor to Virginia political candidates.

Jeniffer Maloney is mom to a young man with autism, Jack (28 years old). Jeniffer shares, “Stories of families touched by the autism spectrum are all the same, and are all very different; knowing you and your family are not alone in your story makes a positive difference in every instance. Jack now lives in a sponsored residential program where he is safe and well cared for by dedicated staff. What I’ve discovered in that time is that even in the absence of autism in our home, my connection to it is strong. I find that I want to remain a part of a community that strives to provide resources, activities, belonging, and hope, and serving in this important role with the ASCV gives me a strong platform to do this!”

Mark Flanzenbaum, M.D.

Mark Flanzenbaum, M.D. is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of KidMed Urgent Care. Since its founding in 2009, KidMed has grown to become the largest pediatric urgent care practice in the mid-Atlantic region. Mark has extensive clinical and leadership experience in emergency medicine, pediatrics, and urgent care. He is a respected physician specializing in Pediatrics, dedicated to providing exceptional care to his patients. Under his compassionate leadership, KidMed became the ASCV’s first designated “Autism Friendly Community” in 2023.

Mark shares, “After 30 years in practice, I want to use my knowledge and passion to give back to the community as part of ASCV’s exceptional team. My life and work experiences will help me bring a fresh perspective to ASCV and allow me to impact the organization positively. Having treated the acute care needs of many patients with autism throughout my career, it is exciting to have the opportunity to help the autism community in a far-reaching way.” Beyond his work, Mark has a loving wife and four children who are now in the early adulting phase of their lives.

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