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Helping People Succeed’s Annual Meeting Celebrates a Successful Year

The annual meeting of Helping People Succeed is always filled with business, good news and recognition of key people who have continued to make the nonprofit the vital organization it has been for more than half a century.

This year’s June 28 version was no exception. Suzy Hutcheson, President/CEO, provided details of a successful year and the accomplishments of the Baby Steps, Behavioral Health Services, Community Connections and Employment Options, Healthy Families programs as well as the Administrative, Fiscal and Technology departments and the work of the Helping People Succeed Foundation.

A new Governing Board of Directors was approved.
  • Chair – Heidi Bosley
  • Vice Chair – Michael Borlaug
  • Secretary – Rosie Portera
  • Treasurer – Tom Campenni
  • Members – Candie Abbott, David Dees, Allen Herskowitz, Leah Suarez
A new Foundation Board of Directors, the nonprofit’s fundraising arm was also approved.
  • Chair – Claire Nash
  • Vice Chair – Jessica Roberts
  • Secretary – Marian Vitale
  • Treasurer – Dale Forbes
  • Members – Mary Rose Bressman, Tom Campenni, Bonney Johnson, Beth Prinz, Stacy Ranieri, Kathryn Strauss
Helping People Succeed recognized several community members for their outstanding service and support.
  • Bill Lichtenberger was the recipient of the Tom Warner Advocacy Award, given to an individual who embodies the same love of family, God and community as did Warner – a staunch supporter of Helping People Succeed. The award will be formally presented at the annual Pinot & Picasso fundraiser. Tom’s wife, Martha, was present at the meeting.
  • Bonney Johnson for her support through the William and Helen Thomas Charitable Trust.
  • Carolyn Timmann, Martin County Clerk of the Court and her staff for their support.
  • Mary Kay Buckridge, Marlee Matheson and Robin Makowski for the founding of the Art for Living Calendar.
  • Ann Berner, President of the Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network, for her support of our mental health programs.
  • Dan Mackin and Craig Kinston for their creation of White Shirt Night.
  • Outgoing Foundation Board Member Lee Borellis, Outgoing Governing Board Member Bonney Johnson and former chairs of both boards Mary Rose Bressman and Jenny Yingling.

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