Trustee Stuart Milsten Honored
On Thursday, October 17th, at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, trustee Stuart Milsten was recognized for his volunteerism and advocacy on behalf of individuals with severe physical disabilities. The evening, sponsored by the Community Health Law Project, marked the 26th anniversary of the Ann Klein Advocate Awards. Stuart was among six distinguished 2013 Award recipients who represent a broad spectrum of rehabilitaive, legal, social and medical care and service to children, teens and adults coping with disabilities.
The award was named for former New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Ann Klein, who was instrumental in altering our state's approach to serving this population. She created a system of services that emphasized community care and client dignity, and each year the Law Project gathers to remember her, and honor those who carry her philosophy forward. The Community Health Law Project, founded in 1976, is a statewide nonprofit advoacy and legal services organization. and in its thirty-five years it has provided services to 75,000 individuals.
Mr. Milsten joined the Cheshire Board in 2000 and currently serves as the Vice Chair. A veteran stock market trader, he has, during his tenure, dedicated his significant financial management expertise to steer our organization through years of economic challenge. Most recently he led our Board's effort to forge governmental relationships that will benefit Cheshire Home for years to come, and his strategies have been crucial to sustaining our unique rehabilitative programs and services.
While we look to Staurt to guide us financially through our growth and development, we likewise rely on his spirit, dedication and generosity, all of which touch many lives each year and enable our residents to attain independence.