Prevail names new executive director

Susan Ferguson

Susan Ferguson

Prevail, Inc., a Hamilton County-based non-profit organization advocating for victims of crime and abuse, is pleased to announce that Susan Ferguson has been named executive director effective April 15.

Ferguson brings more than 15 years of supervisory and management experience in the nonprofit sector, including the past seven years as Clinical Director of S.A.F.E. Place in Battle Creek, Mich. where she oversees three service locations of a domestic abuse organization providing both residential and non-residential services.

“I am anxious to get started at Prevail and get out to meet our partners and the community. Prevail has such a positive reputation and I look forward to working with a very capable staff and board team to decrease the incidence of domestic abuse and provide support for victims of crime and abuse,” Ferguson said. “I am especially appreciative of the important role that Michelle Corrao and the staff team have played in keeping the organization moving forward during this period of transition.”

Ferguson holds an undergrad from Indiana State University, an M.A. in Counseling from Liberty University, and an MBA in Marketing from Western Michigan University. She is an Indianapolis native and looking forward to moving back to central Indiana with her husband and two children.

“After an extended search, we are very excited to have a leader with Susan’s background, experience, and exemplary recommendations joining our organization,” Prevail Board Chairwoman Gabrielle Sauce said. “Prevail is a strong organization addressing critical issues in our community and we know she will further increase our impact.”    

Sauce said Corrao, who has been Prevail’s director of community relations, has done a terrific job filling in as interim executive director since Loretta Moore left.

“In recognition of her continuing contribution, Ms. Corrao has been promoted to assistant director with a focus on external relations and fund development. We are very pleased to have two such capable staff leaders in our organization,” Sauce said.

Prevail serves the community as an advocate for victims of crime and abuse in Hamilton and surrounding counties. For more information, visit www.PrevailInc.com.