Friday, February 1, 2008

Welcome Aboard!

Greater Adirondack Home Aides Welcomes New Board Members

Glens Falls, NY—Greater Adirondack Home Aides has named Teena Willard, Dr. Christian E. Mathiesen DMD, and Dr. Edward Kerr DDS, to the Board of Directors.

Teena Willard is currently an Advocate for the Saratoga County Options for Independent Living in Saratoga Springs, NY. Ms. Willard has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Skidmore College and is a Licensed Practical Nurse. Her experience with helping others is extensive and includes holding the position of Coordinator with the City of Schenectady Office of Disability Services, and working at the Glens Falls Independent Living Center as an Advocate and Independent Living Skills Trainer.

Ms. Willard is a current member of the Adirondack Accessibility Advisory Council and the City of Schenectady Mayor’s Task Force for Person’s with Disabilities. As a past member of the Greater Saratoga Council on the Disabled, she helped to successfully advocate for a ramp, elevator, an accessible bathroom in Saratoga Springs City Hall, a ramp on the Casino in downtown Saratoga Springs and a wealth of other projects. Ms. Willard resides in Gansevoort, NY.

Dr. Christian E. Mathiesen has practiced general dentistry in Saratoga Springs, NY since 1978 and is currently in private practice at 53 Spring Street in Saratoga. Dr. Mathiesen holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Boston College, attended Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, and is a member of the American Dental Association and the New York State Dental Association.

Dr. Mathiesen is presently the Director at Large for the Fourth District Dental Society and through this organization has held the positions of President in 2002 and the District Representative to NYSDA Council on Dental Benefit Programs. He has also been a member of the societies Peer Review Committee as well as a member of its Organization Committee for Saratoga Dental Congress. Dr. Mathiesen is currently serving on the Leadership Saratoga Advisory Board and the Home Made Theater Board of Directors. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Mathiesen has achieved the highest possible honor available, the Mastership Award. He resides in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Dr. Edward Kerr opened his dental practice in Glens Falls NY in 1969 from which he is now presently retired. Dr. Kerr graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy in 1961 and the University of Buffalo College of Dentistry in 1965. He served as a Captain in the US Army Dental Corps from 1965-1968 in Mannheim, Germany.

Dr. Kerr is a member of The American Dental Society, the New York State Dental Society, The Fourth District Dental Society of which he has served as the President, and the Glens Falls Rotary Club. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Warren County Cancer Society, the Glens Falls Area Youth Center, the Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Regional Board, and is currently serving on the Community Workshop Board. Dr. Kerr resides in Queensbury with his wife Beverly.

Greater Adirondack Home Aides is a not-for-profit, community-based United Way Member agency that had been providing home health care to area clients since 1965.

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