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Easter Seals Elects West Nyack Resident Gerard P. Mattimore to its International Board of Directors as a Lifetime Member  

(Chicago, November 5, 2012) -- Long-time Easter Seals board member and volunteer Gerard P. Mattimore was elected to the disability nonprofit’s International Board of Directors as a Lifetime Member at its most recent meeting in Chicago.

 "I am proud to be a volunteer, to be a part of Easter Seals,” said Mattimore. “As volunteers today, I believe we are charged with shaping the many organizations that will move and thrive into the next century -- to serve millions more. We're on our way."

Mattimore knows Easter Seals clients and their families and is deeply committed to improving their lives through his personal support and through engaging his corporate contacts; prior to his experience at Easter Seals, Mattimore was an executive at Bayer Healthcare, a current corporate partner of Easter Seals. A volunteer leader with Easter Seals for more than 30 years, Mattimore first served as a board member and chair at the local affiliate in his home state of New York and for the past 12 years as a board member for the organization at the national level.

Mattimore joins Robert Bradford, Lou Lowenkron and Samuel H. Howard in Easter Seals top honor of Lifetime Member.

“Over the years Jerry Mattimore has shown outstanding service in support of disability services,” says James E. Williams, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Easter Seals. “Easter Seals is delighted to have Jerry continue his passionate support of Easter Seals mission as a lifetime member on our board of directors.”

About Easter Seals
Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For more than 90 years, Easter Seals has been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Support children and adults with disabilities at