St. Vincent De Paul Adds Three New Members To Its Board Of Directors

The Board of Directors for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul approved the addition of three new members, effective Oct. 1, 2018, the start of the organization’s fiscal year. Joining the Board are:                                                                                                               

Elaine Suess, President of Beyondbeing Executive Coaching. Elaine founded Beyondbeing in 2006 after a 20-year career with General Motors and Hill-Rom, where she  was a leader in multiple disciplines, including sales, merchandising, IT, strategic and operational product line management, and strategic website management. Noticing a need for leadership training, she founded Beyondbeing to help successful leaders continue to “sharpen the saw" and achieve positive, lasting growth for themselves, their people and their organizations. She has an MBA from Lake Superior State University and a BA in English from St Mary's College.

Kevin Flynn, attorney with the law firm Griffin Fletcher & Herndon. Kevin focuses on real estate financing, residential and commercial transactions, and development. He’s also taught at the University of Cincinnati College of Law for 23 years. He is a former City of Cincinnati Councilmember, and is past Chairman of the Board and President of The Drake Center. He earned both his BA and JD from the University of Cincinnati.

Robert Killins Jr., Director of Giving Strategies for the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. In addition to attracting and stewarding donors to the Foundation, he also supports GCF’s Private Foundation and manages GCF’s Impact Investment program.  He joined GCF in 2010 after a 24-year career at P&G. He is a graduate of Grambling State University earned his MBA from Xavier University.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic organization of laypersons founded in 1833 by Frederic Ozanam and colleagues. Placed under the patronage of St. Vincent de Paul, the Society continues to derive inspiration from his thinking and work.

Although part of an international organization, St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati is very much a grassroots charity, creating programs and funding a network that targets and directly administers to the specific needs of local residents. The organization maintains the front line of emergency aid for neighbors in need.