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Easterseals Joliet Region held annual meeting

Pictured are board members Lisa Arroyo, Cheryl McCarthy, Susie Graff, Alan Wydeveld, James Durant, Shawn West Marconi, Jake Mahalik and Deborah Blocker.
Pictured are board members Lisa Arroyo, Cheryl McCarthy, Susie Graff, Alan Wydeveld, James Durant, Shawn West Marconi, Jake Mahalik and Deborah Blocker.

The Annual Meeting for Easterseals was held Sept. 26 at the Joliet Golf Club.

Edna Brass, retired director of special services at Joliet Township High School, installed Ralph Schultz, chief operating officer for the Will County Forest Preserve, as chairman.

Lisa Arroyo, director of casino marketing at Harrah’s, was installed as vice chairman; Wayne Chesson, State Farm independent agent, is incoming treasurer; and Pamela Heavens, independent living advocate, continues as secretary.

Directors installed are: Deborah Blocker, James Durant, Susie Graff, Jake Mahalik, Cheryl McCarthy, Shawn West Marconi and Alan Wydeveld.

Stephanie Lewickas, president of Joliet Junior Woman’s Club, was installed as honorary.

Continuing board members are Christopher Chesson, Karen Ferrero, Maria Georgantas, Jody Glotfelty, Tom Grotovsky, Lyle Hughart, Carter Larry, Lauren Las, Leslie Newbon, Deb Schimerowski, Phyllis Skubic, Dave Silverman and Donald Theobald.

Edna Brass, Joyce Donahue and Dr. Michael Cohen were recognized for completing six years of service. Pamela Mott was recognized for completing four full six-year terms and John Greenwood was recognized for completing a fifth full six-year term.

Staff were recognized for service to Easterseals as follows:

Five years of service: Erica Buchenau, Rashedat Ibiyeye, Jermaine Jones, Kelly Miller, Luther Moore, Megan Morse, Lysander Travis, Rebecca Vercellotti, Adam Wilke

Ten years of service: Bernice Garrett, Valerie Lentz, Teresa Summers

Fifteen years of service: Amy Callahan, Keri Jaworski

Twenty years of service: Kim Hardman

Twenty-five years of service: Rose Walker, Larry Winnie

Thirty-five years of service: Donna Ballak

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Easterseals Joliet Region includes Will, Grundy, Kendall, Kankakee, Ford and Iroquois counties and has provided local direct services for more than 70 years to children and adults with disabilities, those with special needs and their families.

For more information about Easterseals, call 815-725-2194.

For those interested in becoming foster parents or caregiver, call 815-741-5531.

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