CARE of Southeastern Michigan Names Susan Styf President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
CARE of Southeastern Michigan, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen resiliency in people and their communities, has named Susan Styf, President and CEO. She will replace the outgoing President and CEO, Monique Stanton. She will officially assume the role on July 1, 2020. The CARE of Southeastern Michigan Board of Directors made the announcement.
Styf, who prior to this appointment was CARE’s Chief Operating Officer(COO), will oversee the continued growth and development of the organization and its programs focused on parenting support, family crisis, substance abuse disorder, mental health and workplace programs.
She has been with CARE for four years, and during that time, Styf launched 16 new programs and expanded the organization’s trauma programs for first responders, including fire, police and EMS.
“When we began our search to replace Monique, we knew we had immense shoes to fill, and after interviewing a number of highly qualified candidates, it became very apparent that Susan was the best choice for the position,” said Debbie Smith, CARE of Southeastern Michigan Chairperson. “For the past four years, Susan has launched 16 new programs as part of our overall growth and expanded services helping to raise our overall reach and profile.”
Smith continued, “Words cannot express our gratitude toward Monique Stanton and what she has been able to accomplish in her time at CARE. Our growth and the lives’ our programs have touched over the past 12 years can be directly attributed to her leadership. We wish her and her husband nothing but the best in their future endeavors.”
As COO of CARE, Styf has been directly involved with CARE’s:
Increased operating budget of 200%
- Execution of new electronic health care record with billing functionality
- Acceptance in the National Council of Behavioral Health- Trauma Informed Learning Community
- CARF accreditation in two new service lines
- Development and implementation of agency salary scales, as well as policy and procedure manual
Styf earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., and a Bachelor of Arts, psychology from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She holds the following licensing and accreditation: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW); Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC), Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP); and Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS).