JARC, an organization serving people with disabilities, recently held its 44th Annual Meeting at JARC’s Marilynn and Morton Collins Home in West Bloomfield to elect its Board for 2013-2014. 

JARC’s newly-elected officers are President, Ronald Applebaum of Huntington Woods; President Elect, David Grand of Ann Arbor; Vice Presidents H. Adam Cohen of Huntington Woods, Julie Hertzberg of Bloomfield Hills and Lisa Pernick of Franklin; Secretary, Dani Gillman of West Bloomfield; and Treasurer, Joshua Tobias of Farmington Hills.

Newly elected Board members for their first 3-year term include Michelle Bass of Bloomfield Hills, Lisa Brown of West Bloomfield, David Carroll of West Bloomfield, Ken Garfinkel of West Bloomfield, Kathryn Katz of Detroit and Lori Larsen Bloomfield Hills.

Lauren Bienenstock of Commerce Township, Rachel Lachover of Birmingham and Joshua Tobias of Farmington Hills were elected to a second 3-year term.

“I’m looking forward to working with our new board members this next year as they are instrumental to our organization’s success,” said Ronald Applebaum, President of JARC.  “We express our deepest gratitude to those members whose terms have come to an end. It truly has been a pleasure having Ryan Dembs, Stephanie Freedman, Michelle Gilbert of Verizon Wireless, Myrna Grand, Robert Kaplow, Abigail Katchke, Bobbie Miller and Anita Taylor serve on our Board, sharing their knowledge and experience to help make JARC a better organization.”

Based in Farmington Hills, Michigan JARC is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization serving people with disabilities. Adults with developmental disabilities are served in 58 residential settings in the community. JARC also provides services for children and adults living at home with their families, including in-home respite care, inclusive education and recreation services, advocacy, life planning, and social opportunities. For more information on JARC, please visit www.jarc.org or call 248.538.6611.

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