Person with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Named President

TINTON FALLS – June 22, 2010 - - History was made for The Arc of Monmouth and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as Neil Fleischman of Eatontown, an individual served by The Arc of Monmouth, was appointed as President of the organization at the agency’s annual meeting on the evening of June 22.  His two-year term will take effect on July 1.

“We are so proud of Neil,” said Mary Scott, Executive Director.  “He has been very successful as a member of the Board, and I am certain he will do a fine job as President.”

Robert Gura, the outgoing president, mirrored Ms. Scott’s comments by saying, “I speak for the entire board when I say that Neil will do a spectacular job as president and we will be there to support him every step of the way.”

Neil has been a part of The Arc of Monmouth for many years and has served on the Board of Directors since 2005.  He is also a long time employee of Macy’s at the Monmouth Mall and has held positions in the Circle of Friends Club at The Arc.

Two additional new board members were appointed at the meeting as well.  Joyce Quarles of Long Branch and William Mirkin of Marlboro will be adding their time and talents to The Arc board this year.

The Arc of Monmouth serves more than 2,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families each year with education, vocational training, residential services, health care, supported employment, recreation, social services and advocacy.