Helping People Succeed Is All Smiles, With New Offices and New Board Members

Helping People Succeed has been on the move in the last month – moving to new offices at 1601 NE Braille Place off of Savannah Road in Jensen Beach and announcing its new Board Members for 2017-2018. With 5,100 families served by the organization and approximately 125 staff members, the recent changes will only enhance its mission.

“We’re thrilled to have this new opportunity for our organization,” said Suzy Hutcheson, President/CEO of Helping People Succeed. “In business more than 53 years and currently serving five departments – Baby Steps, Healthy Families, Behavioral Services, Employment Options and Community Connections – we are pleased to present this new look for our clients in a one-story structure.

One of the first events in the new facility was Helping People Succeed’s Annual Meeting. The presentation of new officers comprise of Chairperson Bliss Browne, Vice Chairperson – Barbara Essenwine, Secretary – Melody Floyd and Treasurer – Kevin Burn. Board members include Lee Borellis, Cher Fisher, Joan Jefferson, Susan King, Claire Nash, Kelly Quinn and Carolyn Timmann – Honorary Board Member. The Foundation Board will consist of Chairperson Beth Prinz Lowy, Vice President Bonney Johnson and Secretary Mary Kay Buckridge and Claire Nash.

Special recognition was given to Kathy Skrzypczak. Kathy is the outgoing Chairperson and has served on the board for nine consecutive years. Other outgoing board members who were recognized were Beth Prinz Lowy and Tom Warner.

Individuals present were also recognized for their community service. They included Suellen Millroy – retired from the Hobe Sound Community Chest, Paul Nicoletti – former City of Stuart Manager, Ted Delancy – retired from the US Post Office (Stuart), and Peter Kemp – owner of Huston’s Office Supply. There was special volunteer recognition given to Philip Paxhia and Jose Vallecillo.

The move into the new building was well orchestrated. Employees who played an integral role in making this possible were also acknowledged at the Annual Meeting. They included Glenna Parris, Ken Dannewitz, Bob Wilt, Deb Tasy and Kelly Cuevas.

Carol Houwaart-Diez, the Executive Director of the Martin County United Way and guest speaker at the Annual Meeting, gave a personal testimonial of why the services of Helping People Succeed play an impactful role to all they serve.

Look for a notice coming out soon for a formal open house and ribbon cutting. In the meantime – if you would like a tour, or just come for a visit, please contact Suzy Hutcheson at 772.320.0777 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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


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