I HOPE THAT ALLEN COUNTY CAN BE KNOWN AS THE COMMUNITY THAT COMES TOGETHER TO SOLVE REAL PROBLEMS ALLOWING EVERY INDIVIDUAL TO HAVE A CHANCE FOR A HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE.
Sue Ehinger is a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, community volunteer, and leadership coach. In her 43 years of marriage, her family has continued to grow – adding 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Together, they spend time playing golf, taking long walks and hikes, reading, and of course playing and spoiling her grandkids.
Family is no doubt, the most important part of Sue. She shares that her role model in life would be her Mother, due to overcoming so many obstacles and challenges – always with grace, perseverance, and happiness. Through her teachings, Sue has learned how to listen and understand the importance of a servant’s heart. Sue’s mom had no judgment of others, only love.
Two years ago, Sue retired from Parkview Health after a fulfilling career of 45 years. She explains “struggling in high school to find my way and who I was, the moment I was introduced to my first patient, I knew I had found my purpose”. Sue found great pleasure in her journey when she could be a part of developing others and watching them grow into the best versions of themselves. Through that love for helping others, it led her to become a certified leadership coach and now she partners with many talented people to help them on their journey. She is now a principal of BAY Advisors, LLC that is “Pursuing Excellence with Experience”.
Sue is very involved with her community and today plays a role in a number of organizations working to impact Allen County: United Way of Allen County, Brightpoint, the Rescue Mission, Amani Family Services, Supershot, and the Olin B and Desta Schwab Foundation.
Among those incredible organizations, she found Women United – an affinity group of United Way of Allen County. Her first interaction was in 2000 through her friend and Executive Director of Early Childhood Alliance, Madeleine Baker. The focus of Women United being around early childhood development immediately spoke to Sue because those first years of life truly write the story of your future. “It is important that we advocate for the children…they are our legacy and future” shares Sue.
Women United of Allen County and the members that stand behind the mission all have the opportunity, strength, and courage to bring forward the real problems children in our community are facing and convene the right people to solve those problems. Sue knows that this diverse group of women has the power to make a difference in the lives of so many children right here in our community.
Sues servant heart and leadership are an important part of Women United and we are thankful to have her pushing our mission forward!