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AIM adds 2 board members, seeks more

May 23, 2014

AIM IndaimLogo.pngependent Living Center recently welcomed two new members to its board of directors, but the Southern Tier nonprofit is still seeking additional candidates to fill vacancies.

Chris Petrillose and Ann Vargeson recently joined AIM’s board. Petrillose is a senior account executive at Perry & Carroll Insurance in Elmira. Vargeson is a teacher in the Jasper-Troupsburg Central School District.

 With the additions of Petrillose and Vargeson, AIM’s board has nine members. It is authorized to carry 15.

AIM, which provides supports and services to people with disabilities, is seeking board candidates from all backgrounds. Preference is given to people with disabilities – at least 51 percent of the people on AIM’s board must have a disability – but all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Board members must be a resident of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben or Allegany counties. In those four counties alone, more than 40,000 people have a disability.

The board meets monthly, except for July and December. Board members, who serve two-year terms, can expect to devote four hours per month to the organization.

Anyone who would like to join AIM’s board of directors should contact Executive Director René Snyder at 962-8225, ext. 117, or