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For Immediate Release

Marilyn Lindheim Appointed to Board of Directors of Easterseals Southern California

September 4, 2018

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Vicki Greenleaf, Greenleaf and Associates

Kelly Williams

IRVINE Sept. 4, 2018 For Immediate Release Easterseals Southern California (ESSC) – which assists more than 10,000 people with disabilities – has appointed Marilyn Lindheim to its board of directors.

Marilyn Lindheim Recently retired, Lindheim, a resident of Century City, spent 22 years as administrator of the Law Offices of William Lindheim – a prominent Los Angeles firm headquartered in Torrance and specializing in worker’s compensation – supervising an office of 15 lawyers and staff.  In the banking industry for 25 years prior to that, Lindheim most recently served as a consultant for four years at Heller Financial, overseeing medical receivables.  Before that, she held the position of vice president and manager at both First Charter and  Crocker banks. She was a member of the Beverly Hills Bankers Association for 15 years, serving two terms as its president; and is a longtime supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Commented Mark Whitley, president & CEO, ESSC, “We welcome Marilyn to the board of directors of Easterseals Southern California and look forward to her input, guidance and enthusiasm to help further our mission of making a profound difference in the lives of people with disabilities and their families in communities throughout Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties.”

Added Lindheim, “I’ve enjoyed a long and successful career and look forward to this opportunity to use my new-found time to give back to my community through such a stellar organization as Easterseals Southern California. A dear friend’s child is autistic and I have seen the difference that the type of services offered by Easterseals can make in people’s lives, so their mission truly speaks to me in a personal way. I am excited to be a part of this amazing team.”

Changing the Way You See Disability:  Celebrate. Don’t Separate

In 2018, ESSC launched a thought-provoking new awareness campaign – featuring southern California residents who receive services from Easterseals – aimed at Changing the Way You See Disability. With a goal of inclusion, the multi-faceted campaign asks people to reconsider how they view people with disabilities with such challenges as: Celebrate. Don’t Separate; Dialogue. Not Doubt; Encourage. Don’t Exclude; Include. Don’t Isolate; Be Supportive. Not Sorry; and Spread Awareness. Not Assumptions. The campaign encompasses print, outdoor and internet ads, as well as a grassroots social media component with a “Make the Promise” call to action to support the campaign under the hashtag #CelebrateDontSeparate.  Learn more at: www.CelebrateDontSeparate.org  

About Easterseals Southern California

For nearly 100 years, Easterseals has been an indispensable resource for individuals with developmental disabilities or other special needs and their families. The services provided by Easterseals Southern California (ESSC) – in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties – make profound and positive differences in people's lives every day, helping them address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals so that they can live, learn, work and play in our communities. With 2,700 employees, 60+ service sites and hundreds of community partnership locations, ESSC assists more than 10,000 people, providing adult/senior day services; autism therapy; child development/early education; employment services, veteran employment support; independent living options; and more. At Easterseals, 88% of our income is spent on services. Join us in changing the way the world defines and views disabilities. 

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