Honoring Board Members for a Legacy of Commitment to The Arc

June 2nd, 2016


Samuel "Sam" Spina, former Mayor of West Orange and Director of Personnel for the County of Essex, was a member of The Arc of Essex County for nearly 25 years. During his time with The Arc, Mr. Spina served as a member of the Board of Directors and as an Advisory Board member. His support was instrumental in expanding The Arc's presence in West Orange and throughout Essex County.

Patricia "Patsy" Shillingburg, inspired by one of her three children, was a dedicated advocate and volunteer for The Arc of Essex County for 10 years.  During that time, she served on the Board of Directors and chaired a number of committees including the government affairs, institutions and respite care, and membership committees.  Her work resulted in many opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

To make a donation in memory of Mr. Spina or Ms. Shillinburg, please click here.