WILTON, NY — AIM Services, Inc. recently announced a new addition to its staff and two to its board of directors.
Nafeesa Koslik has been hired as Director of Workforce Development and Culture, while Dorian L. Wells and Barbara Reyes-Conner are new board members.
Each brings a skill set that will enhance the expertise and expand the capabilities of the organization, according to a press release from AIM Services, which is dedicated to supporting the “power of potential” in people of diverse abilities.
Through community service, advocacy and education, dedicated professionals are dedicated to helping people achieve their personal goals, while fostering a sense of self-confidence and independence.
“If you are a CEO growing or building your leadership team, no standard is too high and you must raise the bar with each new addition,” said AIM Services Executive Director Christopher Lyons, in the press release. “We have built a team that is ‘greater than the sum of our parts’, and Nafeesa is a game-changing addition to that effort. He is a talented individual who can get the job done, while fitting in and enhancing the person-centered culture of AIM Services.
Koslik will lead AIM’s workforce recruitment, training, engagement and retention strategy and refinement to build lasting relationships that will enhance staff development and ultimately account, will improve the support provided to those served by AIM.
She brings over 25 years of leadership in the hospitality industry, most recently with Hilton Worldwide. Named New York State General Manager of the Year in 2018, she managed multiple hotels for nearly three decades and successfully built and developed teams with particularly high retention rates. She is passionate about building meaningful relationships that enhance staff development, and she understands the importance of building a strong and supported workforce to create the best possible results for the department.
In addition to his new role at AIM, Koslik owns Nani’s Indian Kitchen in Ballston Spa and is also an adjunct professor at Bryant & Stratton College. She is a former Treasurer of the New York State Hospitality Tourism Association and the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, as well as a graduate of the Saratoga Leadership Class of 2014.
“I’m always up for an adventure and love working as a team to help others,” Koslik said in the statement. “I am thrilled to bring my passion for relationship building and team building to this new role, where I can help improve and retain an essential workforce in an area that needs more than ever. ‘a strong workforce.’
Additionally, Koslik, who holds an Executive MBA from the University of Albany, is currently a member of the advisory board of SUNY Delhi, is a mentor for Saratoga Sponsor-a-Scholar and a volunteer for Lifeworks Community Action.
She lives in Saratoga County with her husband, two sons and daughter and enjoys travelling, gardening and bird watching.
Wells joined AIM’s Board of Directors in 2022. Wells is an experienced nonprofit executive
and senior pastor of South Berne Congregational Christian Church with over 20 years of experience in fund development, sales, marketing and community relations. He is also the managing partner of Apogee Partners, a coaching, content and advisory services company.
He has over a decade of experience on the leadership team of non-profit organizations and over 10 years of experience in community and economic development as a senior loan officer for one of the major community development financial institutions in upstate New York.
Wells said he was eager to share his knowledge of major donor programming and organization.
leadership and development with the talented team at AIM, and he is thrilled to be part of such an important mission, as he has previous experience advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“I am proud and honored to serve on AIM’s Board of Directors,” he said in the statement. “AIM’s incredible culture, dedicated and passionate staff and incredible leadership team are unlike any other. I am excited to be part of the Agency’s work to help people of diverse abilities achieve their personal goals and reach their full potential.
Wells resides in Colonie with his wife and two sons. An avid Buffalo Bills and New York Mets fan, he enjoys all sports and actively supports his children on their athletic journeys.
Reyes-Conner has also joined AIM’s board of directors. She brings a long career and commitment to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and she said she is thrilled to be part of an organization dedicated to helping people on their path to independence.
and provide forward-thinking, person-centered support.
Reyes-Conner moved to Saratoga Springs with her husband Marc in 2020 and brings extensive social service experience in a number of areas including direct support, housing assistance, physical and occupational therapy and teaching . She is also a fitness instructor and enjoys being able to tailor classes for maximum accessibility to meet the varying needs and abilities of participants.
She said she is inspired by the work done at AIM and is willing and eager to step up and help wherever they need her. She looks forward to helping staff through volunteerism and making meaningful connections with those supported by AIM.
Reyes-Conner enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons, watching sporting events and eating. She said she was looking forward to trying all the restaurants in the area and was currently on the hunt for the best pizza in the capital region.
“Barb and Dorian have also raised the bar by improving our Board’s engagement with the community and expanding AIM Services’ opportunity to improve the lives of the people we support,” Lyons said in the communicated. “We are very grateful for their dedication to our mission and their holistic approach to board participation. »