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.

Helping People Succeed Board Member Rob Gluckman reads at a Healthy Families Play Group

Helping People Succeed Board Member Rob Gluckman, the Chief Operating Officer for Treasure Coast Urgent and Family Care and Treasure Coast Primary Care and Employee Wellness, reads to a group of 30 moms and children during a Healthy Families Play Group at the non-profit's offices. The book was Guess How Much I Love You by author Sam McBratney and illustrator Anita Jeram. The Play Groups, organized about a year ago, brings together families in Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties.

J.D. Parker School of Math, Science and Technology Donation

Helping People Succeed Healthy Families Program Manager Carolyn Moses, left, thanks Peaches Schuerman, center, and Theresa Naumann, right, from J.D. Parker School of Math, Science and Technology for donating baby supplies for Helping People Succeed's April Showers Baby Shower. It is part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the local non-profit organization.

Liberator Medical Donation

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Helping People Succeed received a $256 donation from staff members of Liberator Medical, selecting Helping People Succeed as its Charity of the Month for Dress Down Friday. Presenting the check is Jean-Marie Reyls, PHR, Director of Human Resources, center, to Gift Planning Officer Glenna Parris, left, and President/CEO Suzy Hutcheson, both of Helping People Succeed.

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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


Healthy Families Florida
Healthy Families America
Ounce of Prevention Fund
 Florida Department of Children and Families
Agency for Persons With Disabilities
United Way of Martin County
United Way of St. Lucie County
United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
 Children's Services Council Martin County
Children's Services Council St. Lucie County
Children's Services Council of Okeechobee County
Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network
Florida Department of Education Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Community Foundation Martin - St. Lucie
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida KidCare
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
*The Florida Department of Children and Families. Partially funded by the Martin County School District.

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