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We Care I.N.C. announces Interim Director    


Steven Mackey, President of the We Care I.N.C. Board of Directors, has announced the appointment of Susan Trabucchi of South Haven as Interim Director of the organization effective June 5, 2017. Trabucchi succeeds the recently retired Linda Olsen, who served as the organization’s Director for 29 years. 

In announcing the appointment, Mackey commented “We’re blessed to have Susan join us. She shares our motivation—the Love of Christ—to move us forward.” He also noted that she brings the appropriate experience and skills needed to help shepherd We Care through a new beginning. He pointed to her twenty-five years experience in advancing the mission of non-profit and philanthropic organizations serving as staff, consultant, trustee, donor, and volunteer. “Susan has the ability to inspire people, build alliances, and motivate groups to work for a common goal. Her skills include strategic planning, program design, development and community engagement.”

Trabucchi will serve as Interim Director for six to eight months and work in partnership with the Board and its Transition Committee. Her responsibilities include managing daily operations while analyzing and evaluating We Care workings, status, and potential.  “I am delighted by the We Care board’s decision to create this ‘interim’ time for what is clearly an important crossroads in the life of this exceptional ministry,” said Trabucchi. “Linda Olsen and the dedicated volunteers and staff over the years have built a strong organization to serve those in need in our community.  I look forward to helping We Care use this time to reflect on its journey to date, discern its call for the future, and lay the groundwork for its next long-term leader.”    

Trabucchi brings a broad and rich experience with non-profit organizations to the We Care ministry. She most recently worked in Marketing and Community Relations with South Haven Health System, and as Chief Communications Officer and Senior Program Director for the Fetzer Institute in Kalamazoo. Among her responsibilities at Fetzer was the evaluation of other non-profit groups for partnerships with the foundation. 

In partnership with her spouse, Rev. Michael Ryan, rector of Epiphany Episcopal Church of South Haven, she helped initiate community-based practices aimed at redeveloping, enlivening, and growing the church’s ministry.
Also of note in her career is her work as Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy for the Public Broadcasting series American Experience and Senior Publicist of PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and brand strategy work for the weekly National Public Radio show, Krista Tippett On Being.


She holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College and Georgetown University.