Dr. Dennis Saver, president of the We Care Foundation (WCF), and Dr. Arley Peter, president of the Indian River County Medical Society (IRCMS), regret to announce the retirement of Shelley Stuven after serving as executive director of the IRCMS for eleven years. She was instrumental in attaining non-profit status for the IRCMS Foundation (dba We Care Foundation of Indian River) and served a dual role as executive director of the We Care Foundation for six years.
Charles (Robi) Robinson, Ed.D. will become the new executive director for both non-profit organizations. Ms. Stuven has graciously agreed to help with the leadership transition.
Robinson has a doctorate in education and retired from international teaching and consulting in 2019. He and his wife Sandy have lived on the Treasure Coast for nearly twenty years coming from the Boston area.
Dr. Robinson has been actively involved in volunteering with area non-profits. He was the board chair for Restoration House in Ft. Pierce, and has been a volunteer and board member of the Food Pantry of Indian River County for more than ten years. He currently serves as the board secretary for Crossover Mission in Vero Beach, and has served two terms as president of the Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast. He has held several leadership roles at the Community Church of Vero Beach and currently is the chair of the Youth Board.
Dr. Robinson assumes leadership during challenging times. We Care’s major fundraiser the Mardi Gras Gala had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. However, he is confident that the wonderful volunteers who made up the Mardi Gras Krewe will work with him and the board to find creative ways to support We Care.
Dr. Robinson has asked Christine Scott to be the director of development. Scott has a degree in marketing and is a local business owner with much experience in development.
The We Care Program coordinates more than 130 volunteer physicians who provide medical services to uninsured indigent patients in Indian River County. For more information about We Care contact a coordinator at 772-794-7422 or visit our web page WECAREofIRC.org.