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posted: 7/19/2013 1:07 PM

AID welcomes two new board members

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The Association for Individual Development welcomes two new members to the board of directors. The board assists by offering guidance and direction to help better serve the 5,000 individuals throughout the Fox Valley area who receive services from AID each year.

The addition of the new members help AID continue its mission of empowering individuals with disabilities, mental illness and special needs to achieve independence and community inclusion.

David De La Fuente of Elgin, a bilingual counselor at Larkin Center of Elgin, and Angelica Silva of Streamwood, a branch manager for Elgin State Bank, represent the two new additions to the AID board of directors.

De La Fuente currently serves on the Club Guadalupano Scholarship Committee and is also a member of the Elgin Hispanic Network. This will be the first board that Silva has served on. Both new board members look forward to the opportunity to preside on a prestigious board that serves the community.

De La Fuente and Silva join the existing four-officer, seven-director AID board, whose members include: Chuck Miles, chairman; Patrick Flaherty, vice chairman; Walter Dwyer, treasurer; Toni Vaughan, secretary; and directors Sue Bergeson, Clifford Klotz, Dan Lundberg, Dr. Clem Mejia, Jeff Noblitt, John Potter and Dr. Laurie Schnell.

The board members were voted upon at the AID annual meeting and awards dinner May 15, an event where AID staff, clients, volunteers and community supporters gathered to celebrate the year's accomplishments and to honor those that helped make 2012 a success for AID.

For more than 50 years, the Association for Individual Development has provided services to individuals who have developmental, physical and/or mental disabilities; those who have suffered a trauma; or those at risk.

Serving more than 5,000 clients in 20 programs operating in 45 communities, AID is a leading provider of services that address the needs of individuals throughout every stage of their lives. A person-centered approach, coupled with innovative practices, ensures the highest level of accomplishment.

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