President and Chief Executive Officer
A civic leader and change maker, Anne McCaffrey brings a unique and essential set of skills to the role of President and CEO of People Inc. Her background is rich in non-profit, behavioral health, public service and successful leadership roles. Prior to joining People Inc., Anne was the President and CEO of Eastern Niagara Hospital.
At the hospital, she facilitated a successful restructuring and transaction with Catholic Health to keep hospital services in Niagara County. Anne was elected to the school board and common council in Lockport, New York, and was the Lockport mayor from 2014 to 2018. While mayor, she led a reform of the city’s ethics policies and led the city out of fiscal distress. Before that, she spent 19 years in various positions at Lake Shore Behavioral Health, now BestSelf Behavioral Health, an outpatient mental health and substance abuse provider in Buffalo. Anne oversaw departments such as the Vocational Services, Rehabilitation Services, Development and Community Relations. She also led a successful effort to secure funding for the construction and development of Harambee House, Buffalo’s first “safe haven” residence for twelve homeless people with serious mentally illness.
Anne has served on the boards of directors for several non-profits and is a member of local service clubs, including Rotary and Zonta. She currently serves on the New York State Legislative Ethics Commission and as a member of the Nazareth College of Rochester Board of Trustees. Anne received numerous awards, including Elected Official of the Year from the WNY American Public Works Association, Woman in Public Service Award from YWCA of Niagara, Buffalo Business First - Power 100 Women, DeSales Catholic High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, and a key to the City of Lockport.
Anne earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Nazareth College of Rochester and a master’s degree in public policy analysis with a heath care concentration from the University of Rochester. She resides in Lockport, NY with her family.