Senior Leadership Team
Suzanne Burke is President and Chief Executive Officer of Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. She has served in this position since 2005.
Suzanne is among the most active advocates in Ohio’s aging network, meeting regularly with legislators, local elected officials, and community groups in southwestern Ohio to keep them informed on aging issues and the need for reform of Ohio’s long-term care system. She is past President of the Board of the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
Previously, Suzanne worked for Hamilton County for 17 years, including serving as the County Budget Director, Acting Hamilton County Administrator, and Director of the Department of Job & Family Services.
Suzanne has a master’s degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from Xavier University and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Gerontology from Miami University. She also serves on the board of the Leadership Council of Human Services Executives.
Sharon Fusco is Vice President - Business Services Group for Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.
Before coming to COA in 2008, Sharon held positions in strategic planning, project management, and communications. She has experience working in all sectors of the economy in locations across the United States, Japan, and Italy.
Sharon holds a bachelor`s degree in Business Administration, with a specialty in Economics, from Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama. She has a master`s degree in Human Relations, an interdisciplinary degree in change management, from the University of Oklahoma. Sharon also completed one year of post-graduate work in economic development and community planning.
Sharon has been honored twice by the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging for her work, most recently in the area of product development.
Jacqueline Hutsell is Vice President - Human Resources, Training and Organizational Development for Council on Aging. She is also a mentor through Xavier University Executive mentoring Program. Before coming to COA in 2008, she was Director of Human Resources for Beech Acres Parenting Center.
Jacqueline has more than 20 years experience in the field of Human Resources and Training Development, including work for GE Capital and Cincinnati Financial Corporation.
She has a bachelor`s degree in Communications and Marketing and a master`s degree in Human Resource Development, both from Xavier University. She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources by the Society of Human Resource Management. She is also certified as a Human Capital Strategist through the Human Capital Institute.
Jacqueline has been recognized as a YMCA Black Achiever and a YWCA Rising Star. She has served on several community and educational boards.
Ken Wilson is Vice President - Program Operations for Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.
Ken is responsible for several departments, including non-Medicaid long-term care services (Elderly Services Program); Provider Services; Transitional Care Services; and Aging and Disabilities Resource Connections.
Ken received his master`s degree in Gerontology from the Scripps Center at Miami University. Prior to coming to COA in 1994, he worked at several retirement communities.
His publications include journal articles on quality and outcome measurement, the development of the Provider Quality and Performance Report, Ohio`s Aging Fact Book, and county demographic profiles of the older population. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and meetings on aging policy, strategic planning, outcome measurement, and quality.
Ken is a recipient of the W. Fred Cottrell Distinguished Alumni Award from the Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center. The award recognizes outstanding leadership in the field of aging.
Ken serves on the Board of Trustees of Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services.
Danielle "Daney" Amrine is Vice President - Operations for Medicaid Services for Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.
Daney has served in a variety of roles since joining Council on Aging in 2007, including PASSPORT care manager and Care Transitions coach. Daney also served as COA's Transitional Care Business Manager, leading nationally-recognized programs that help people complete smooth transitions from one care setting to another, while reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and nursing home placements.
Daney is a Licensed Social Worker and holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Kentucky. She has an interest in and has received training in psychology and mental health services. She used those skills working with victims of domestic violence as a Women's Advocate for the YWCA House of Peace Domestic Violence Shelter in Cincinnati. She also coordinated case management and counseling services for military personnel and their families as a supervisor for the Cincinnati chapter of the American Red Cross.
Susanna Max is Vice President - Communications for Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.
Susanna oversees a team of strategic communicators that help to promote COA programs through a variety of mediums, from print publications to advertising to events.
Prior to joining COA, Susanna served as the Director of Public Relations for Wyoming City Schools, where she was a member of the leadership team and guided all communications efforts for the district, including media relations, special event planning, publications, website content, and prospective family engagements. She served on the Ohio School Public Relations Association (OHSPRA) Board of Trustees and the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) Communications Committee.
Susanna is a graduate of Centre College of Kentucky and holds a bachelor’s degree in English.