Helping People Succeed Introduces New Board Members at Ribbon Cutting
Serving on the Board with Browne are Vice Chairperson Barbara Essenwine, Secretary Melody Floyd and Treasurer Kevin Burn. Board members include Lee Borellis, Bonney Johnson, Cher Fisher, Joan Jefferson, Charles Gerardi, Claire Nash, Phyllis Gillespie, Susan King, Kelly Quinn and Honorary Board member Carolyn Timmann. The Foundation Board will consist of Chairperson Beth Prinz Lowy, Vice President Bonney Johnson and Secretary Mary Kay Buckridge and board member Claire Nash, Ph.D. CPA.
"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 have the opportunity to improve and expand opportunities for the many populations we serve.”
Browne moved to Hobe Sound in 2011 and lives in Loblolly Bay. She is an active volunteer with multiple local organizations. Her primary focus is now on Helping People Succeed and its inspiring programs for strengthening families and supporting children and adults with behavioral and developmental challenges. “What matters most to me,” says Browne, “is building economies where nothing and no one is wasted. Helping People Succeed does that every day.”
Browne has extensive business and civic leadership experience, as a former banker and Division Head of the First National Bank of Chicago, as Chairman of the Center for Neighborhood Technology and as a director of many other community organizations. Her pioneering work at Imagine Chicago has focused on cultivating hope and civic engagement and strengthening community connections. It has inspired a global movement of social innovation. Browne is also an ordained Episcopal priest and mother of three.