SCAN announces new CEO

Dee Szyndrowski was named SCAN CEO and will take over responsibilities Jan. 3, 2017.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Deanna Szyndrowski has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer of SCAN, Inc.

SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) provides prevention and preservation services for children and families who are victims of or are at-risk for child abuse and neglect.

Szyndrowski replaces Rachel Tobin-Smith who announced her resignation in August. Szyndrowski will take over as CEO on Jan. 3.

SCAN’s Board of Directors formed a search committee to find Tobin-Smith’s replacement.

“After six months of evaluating, interviewing, and deliberating, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve selected Dee Szyndrowski as the next CEO of SCAN,” said Judy Pursley, Board President of SCAN, in a statement. “We feel Dee has not only the key skill set necessary to effectively perform as the CEO, but she also has the dedication to the mission of SCAN, a history of serving Indiana families, and commitment to SCAN’s 227 staff members.”

Szyndrowski previously served as Area Director for the Institute for Family Centered Services/Indiana Mentor in Merrillville. Szyndrowski holds an MBA and MS in Education from Purdue University, and a BS in Psychology and Criminology from Indiana University. She is a licensed mental health counselor in Indiana.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to continue building on the foundation that Rachel has set for SCAN and the mission and vision that we do,” said Szyndrowski in an email statement.

SCAN operates on a yearly budget of $17.6 million. This year, SCAN has served nearly 6,000 families.

Tobin-Smith led SCAN for 31 years having been named executive director of the organization in 1985.