Helping People Succeed Welcomes New Board Member

Bliss Browne, the founder and president of Imagine Chicago, has joined the board of Helping People Succeed and is serving on the non-profit organization’s Marketing Committee.

A mother of three, she served as a Division Head for the First National Bank of Chicago for 16 years. Her life in Chicago included numerous civic duties, from serving as Chairman of the Center for Neighborhood Technology and the Chicago Ethics Coalition to membership on the Community Advisory board of the Chicago Historical Society, the Illinois Governor’s Public-Private Child Care Council and the Saguaro Seminar on Civic Engagement in America, convened by Robert Putnam at the Kennedy School of Harvard University, that recognized national innovators in developing social capital.

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Seacoast’s Kevin Burn Joins Operating Board Of Helping People Succeed

Kevin Burn, a Private Banking Officer for Seacoast National Bank in its Main Office on Colorado Avenue, has joined the Operating Board of Helping People Succeed.

A resident of the Treasure Coast for the past six years, Burn has worked for Seacoast for two years and has been in the finance services industry for eight years. He has handled areas of insurance, investments, retirement planning and banking, both on the business and personal sides.

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Our Thanks To Staff, Volunteers, Physicians, And Donors For Support

“She has given our Foundation life,” said Suzy Hutcheson as she presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Glenna Parris, on the job as Helping People Succeed Foundation’s Gift Planning Officer since April 2013. In that one-year time frame, Parris has raised more than $250,000 from individuals, underwriters, corporate businesses, and foundations. These funds will support the organization’s many programs and services, including the new autism classes and counseling programs. Parris also organized the Memories and More celebration of Helping People Succeed’s 50th Anniversary, the April Showers Baby Shower seeking donations for babies and their families and Parris coordinated a campaign for friends, family, staff and many others to support Helping People Succeed in the GREAT GIVE Day, presented on May 6, 2014.

Executive Assistant Lynn Austin could be considered Suzy Hutcheson’s “right-hand woman” when it comes to day-to-day-activities, special events, correspondence and much more. Besides her administrative duties, Austin now has added the Helping People Succeed Foundation to her job listing, assisting Glenna Parris, the Gift Planning Officer. A former Helping People Succeed Board Member, Austin was recognized for her dedication to the non-profit organization and her many extra volunteer hours. Austin, left, receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Hutcheson.

Serving Helping People Succeed for 17 years, Madeleine Greenwood is Vice President of Human Resources, Administration and Community Connections, with oversight on the Employment Options program. Greenwood, left, is recognized for her outstanding dedication, hard work and enthusiasm. “Everything she touches works,” said Hutcheson.

Helping People Succeed’s Behavioral Health Specialist Janet Cooper, left, is recognized for her work within her department and her dedication to volunteer work with the organization’s online / website activities and its popular holiday tours and decorations. Cooper has been with the non-profit for 13 years. Hutcheson described her as the “cement” that keeps many projects and staff together.

Lee Fleury of Behavioral Health Services, left, receives recognition from Hutcheson, who described her as “the glue that holds it all together.” She works daily with Behavioral Health programs and physicians who treat Helping People Succeed’s many participants. The non-profit started 50 years ago with one doctor day per month and now has expanded to two doctor days per week. Three local psychiatrists, who meet with participants of all ages, are Jose Marrero, M.D., Marshall Teitelbaum, M.D. and Richard Losardo, M.D.

Helping People Succeed psychiatrist Jose Marrero, M.D., center, receives recognition from Behavioral Health Services for his continuous work in dealing with children in the mental health program. From left in the photo are Ginny Jones, Jose Marrero, Pam Christofori and Suzy Hutcheson.

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

With April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Helping People Succeed brought together Moms to create a reminder for motorists on U.S. 1 in Stuart with their Pinwheels for Prevention. Healthy Families Program Manager Carolyn Moses, far left kneeling, organized the mothers to mark the special month at Helping People Succeed's main office.

Staff Members of the Martin County Clerk of the Circuit Court Donate to April Showers

Martin County Clerk of the Circuit Court Carolyn Timmann, center, back row, and her staff show off the many items that they contributed to Helping People Succeed's April Showers Baby Shower. From bottles and diapers to toys, clothing and blankets, local families will receive the items donated within their own communities. The Clerk's employees earned a blue jean Friday for their donations.

Book Drives to Benefit Helping People Succeed's Programs

Helping People Succeed thanks Skin Serenity Spa & Salon and staff members at the Martin County Clerk of the Circuit Court for contributing a combination of 300 books for children who participate in Helping People Succeed's programs and services through Healthy Families and Baby Steps programs.

Skin Serenity Spa & Salon staff members, from left, are Brittany Browning, Rey Pfeifer Gordillo, Courtney Bridges, Helping People Succeed's Lynn Austin, Skin Serenity Owner Candace Lopes, Kristine Palma.

Clerk of the Circuit Court Carolyn Timmann is center behind standing books, with her staff. The donations were part of a Dress Down Friday for the Clerk's employees.

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Helping People Succeed transforms lives by realizing potential, creating hope and building futures through education, counseling, training and employment.

Our passion is building successful families and futures–one life at a time!

Helping People Succeed
1601 NE Braille Pl
Jensen Beach, FL 34957

Tel: 772.320.0770
Web: www.hpsfl.org
Email: gparris@hpsfl.org

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Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network Agency for Persons With Disabilities Children's Services Council of Okeechobee Florida Department of Children & Families Children's Services Council of Martin County Healthy Families Florida United Way of Martin County Division of Vocational Rehabilitation *The Florida Department of Children and Families. Partially funded by the Martin County School District.
 

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