Fraser’s CARE of Southeastern Michigan Names President and CEO

Susan Styf
Susan Styf // Photo courtesy of CARE of Southeastern Michigan

CARE of Southeastern Michigan, a nonprofit organization in Fraser, has named Susan Styf president and CEO, effective July 1.

Styf will replace Monique Stanton. She has been with CARE for four years and was the organization’s COO. In her new position, she will oversee the growth and development of CARE and its programs focused on parenting support, family crisis, substance abuse disorder, mental health, and workplace programs.

“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,” says Debbie Smith, chairperson of CARE. “For the past four years, Susan has launched 16 new programs as part of our overall growth and expanded services helping raise our overall reach and profile.

“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, Styf expanded the organization’s trauma programs for first responders, including fire, police, and EMS. She has also been involved with the organization’s increase in operating budget by 200 percent, its acceptance in the National Council of Behavioral Health-Trauma Informed Learning Community, and its CARF accreditation in two new service lines.

Styf earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a licensed master social worker, certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor, certified employee assistance professional, and certified clinical supervisor.