BRADENTON -- Suncoast Community Capital has hired Tim Dutton, a former hospital administrator, as its new Executive Director.
Dutton is filling the vacancy created when Mike Kennedy left to assume a position with Harvest United Methodist Church in Lakewood Ranch.
Dutton was selected based, in part, on his experience in the non-profit sector, said Casey Colburn, acting chair of SCC's board of directors
Dutton, a resident of this area for nearly 20 years, has a history of working in the nonprofit sector in healthcare administration and community change organizations, with an emphasis on social justice.
For 12 years he served as the executive director of SCOPE, a civic engagement organization in Sarasota County. During his tenure, SCOPE brought the community together to tackle issues such as school dropout, affordable housing, race and cultural relations, aging and many more. He developed a reputation as a convener and facilitator and was responsible for the creation of multiple reports and data products aimed at improved community well-being.
Dutton left SCOPE in 2012 to be the co-founder and co-executive director of Sarasota Community Studio, a neighborhood-based community change organization in the Central-Cocoanut neighborhood of Sarasota where he lives.
Prior to coming to Florida, Dutton ran hospitals in Ohio and rural Haiti. He is a W.K. Kellogg leadership fellow and was an election observer for the Organization of American States.