THE OAKLAND PRESS: Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency names new CEO

By Mark Cavitt

POSTED: 12/09/16

Beginning Monday, the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) will be led by a new CEO.

Susan Harding, 43, will begin her duties as CEO replacing longtime CEO Ron Borngesser, who will step down in early 2017.

“The opportunity to lead OLHSA, an organization that has a longstanding reputation for empowering and improving local communities, is exciting,” said Harding. “In my new role as CEO, my focus will be increasing OLHSA’s impact by nurturing the relationships we have with more than 100 partners and establishing new, impactful connections. I truly believe our communities are stronger when we work together and support one another.”

The Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency is the largest private nonprofit agency delivering human services to Oakland and Livingston Counties.


• Harding has been with the agency for 20 years

• In her most recent role as early childhood director, Harding has earned many accomplishments including securing the Early Head Start/Head Start grant for 2016 through 2021. The new grant allowed for a program redesign, which took into consideration community needs and led to the adoption of new strategies, including a change from half-day to full-day classes

• Harding also obtained additional funding as well as cultivated new partnerships during her time as early childhood director

• Outside of working at the agency, Harding lends her support and expertise as a member of the Michigan Head Start Association legislative committee, a member and implementation subcommittee chair for the Results Oriented Management and Accountability Collaborative and a member of the Oakland Schools Great Start Collaborative Strategic Leadership Group.

Read the article on The Oakland Press' website here.