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Susan Ferguson Steps Down as Head of Prevail

Susan Ferguson, executive director of Prevail, which serves victims of crime and abuse, has announced her departure from the organization.

“It has been a pleasure to serve as Prevail’s Executive Director for the past eight years. This experience has provided endless opportunities for professional and personal development. I have enjoyed working for the agency and appreciate the support provided to me during my tenure,” Ferguson said.

Ferguson is leaving the organization to enjoy personal time and explore opportunities.

Prevail Board Chair Liz Tate said, “We want to thank Susan for her service and many contributions to Prevail. This is a highly demanding job and her commitment to Prevail for eight years is extraordinary. Additionally, we are coming out of a trying time for all nonprofits, and we are so fortunate that Susan’s work has positioned us for a healthy future. We wish her continued success.”

A search will begin immediately for a new executive director. A plan is in place to ensure stability for both clients and employees during the transition.

It was recently announced that Prevail had secured a partnership with Hamilton County to begin the design of a first-of-its-kind, 20,000 square foot family shelter for victims of violence.

This year, Prevail celebrates 35 years with a Celebration of HOPE presented by Hare. The gala is Saturday, August 21 at the Renaissance North Hotel and is currently SOLD OUT!  At the gala, Prevail co-founders Beth Gehlhausen and Hamilton County Council member Steve Nation will be honored.

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