Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL), Arizona’s largest center for independent living serving people with disabilities, has elected its board of directors. Serving this term are Randy Howe of Phoenix, president; Lynn Larson of Goodyear, vice president; F. Lee Jacquette of Phoenix, secretary; and Steven Tait of Mesa, treasurer.
In addition, Loren Worthington and Michael Somsan will serve as new members of the board. Worthington is a Phoenix resident; Somsan is a resident of Gilbert.
The board of directors is responsible for establishing policy and evaluating programs to ensure they are consistent with the goals and objectives of the organization.
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living offers and promotes programs designed to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community. The independent living philosophy states that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights, options, and control over choices in their own lives as do people without disabilities. For more information, please visit www.abil.org.