Shelley Viles and Beth Provost, both of Keene, have recently joined the MDS Board of Directors. At its annual meeting, the Board re-elected James Craiglow to serve as President, James Schofield as Vice-President, Michael Forrest as Treasurer and Donald Hayes as Secretary. Other MDS Board members who continue to serve in 2012 are Terry Manahan, Judith Reed, Sand Seligman, and Manfredo Torelli.

Shelley Viles is the founder and director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Training at Antioch University NE. Shelley specializes and teaches in the area of advocacy and is the parent of an adult with Asperger's Syndrome. Her extensive volunteer work with advocacy organizations includes serving as the NH Chapter Director for the Asperger's Association of New England (AANE) and on the AANE Board of Directors. Shelley is the 2009 winner of the Doug Flutie Jr. Award for dedication and commitment to improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. She lives in Keene with her husband, Paul Deschenes, and their children.

Beth Provost is a special education tutor at Fuller Elementary School in Keene. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and then worked for several years as a social worker in the Child Protective unit in Boston, MA. She has lived in Keene for the past 12 years and participates in a variety of volunteer organizations, primarily through school and sports. She has had the opportunity to host many exchange students. Beth has four children and lives in Keene with her husband, Tom.

In addition to welcoming these new Board members at its annual meeting, the Board re-elected James Craiglow to serve as President, James Schofield as Vice-President, Michael Forrest as Treasurer and Donald Hayes as Secretary. Other MDS Board members who will continue to serve in 2012 are Terry Manahan, Judith Reed, Sand Seligman, and Manfredo Torelli. Adele Remillard will serve as Family Council liaison to the Board.