Senior Leadership Team

Suzanne Burke

Suzanne Burke

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 R. Fusco

Sharon Fusco

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

Jacqueline Golston

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

Ken Wilson

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.


Kim Clark

Kim Clark

Kim Clark is Vice President - Operations for Medicaid Services for Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.

Kim has been with Council on Aging for more than 20 years. She has served in a variety of roles, including PASSPORT care manger and team leader, and business manager in COA’s housing, Care Transitions and Elderly Services Program departments. Kim has been instrumental in the startup and success of two COA programs: the Assisted Living Waiver and Care Transitions.

Under Kim’s leadership, COA’s Care Transitions Program gained national recognition as a top performer in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Community Care Transitions Program. The program was also a finalist for several awards, including the Health Collaborative’s Inspire Healthcare Award, and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce Women in Excellence Best New Product award. Kim was appointed to the national leadership faculty of CMS’s Community Care Transitions Program.

Kim is a Licensed Social Worker and holds a bachelor’s degree in social work with a minor in psychology from Northern Kentucky University. In 2014, she was recognized as Council on Aging’s Outstanding Professional in Aging.

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