Renaud comes to the Center with 25 years of experience in nonprofit and marketing management for organizations such as Children's Hospital of Michigan and BBDO Detroit. She most recently served as Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Comerica Bank, Inc.
"We are very fortunate to welcome Diane," Board Chairperson Cynthia Chabie said. "Her leadership, energy and creativity are what we need to take St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center to the next level of service for our community."
Renaud brings a fresh vision to the nearly 170-year-old St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center, and is excited to inform the community about the new mission and outstanding educational programs the Center now offers.
Founded in 1844, the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center most recently served Southeastern Michigan as a residential/foster care agency for children. However, in 2006, the Center closed its residential campus due to elimination of funding. It was determined that rather than close the doors of the organization, to return to its roots – providing assistance to the residents of the community through educational programs.
At the end of 2006, St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center moved to Detroit and continues its service to the community through basic skill-building and academic enhancement for at-risk children and adults. These programs are designed to help build self-sufficiency skills for academic and employment success, personal achievement and dignity.
"It is a humbling experience to work with an organization whose legacy of service to the community has affected generations of metro Detroiters," Renaud said. "And we continue to move forward with a renewed commitment to serving children and adults of Detroit.
"Our programs are designed to break through the barriers to education that many residents in our area face. We are extremely proud of our students and their accomplishments."