If you have watched either of our local PBS stations -WPBT or WXEL – during the month of March, you might have been pleasantly surprised to see one of the Treasure Coast’s brightest luminaries: Suzy Hutcheson.
South Florida PBS and Growing Bolder TV partnered on a special called, “Ordinary People Living Extraordinary Lives”, which featured individuals 50 years and older who are role models, living with passion and purpose.
As those who know Suzy Hutcheson can attest, that’s a description she wears well.
Since joining Helping People Succeed (then known as Tri-County Rehabilitation Center) in 1975, this proud Nole has helped steer the non-profit through unparalleled decades of growth.
As Glenna Parris, Gift Planning Officer of Helping People Succeed, said in her nominating letter, “Suzanne (Suzy) Hutcheson is certainly a Rock Star of Aging.”
Starting with her childhood as the daughter of a Lt. Colonel in the US Army, through her skills sailing, to being licensed to fly hot air balloons, to the empathy, passion and compassion she brings not only to her job but her staff and her family, Hutcheson personifies someone who is living an extraordinary life.
Parris noted in her nominating letter, “Suzy Hutcheson is a role model and has a passion with a purpose. The world is a better place with her in it.”
The full interview can be found here.