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People Inc. Sharpens its Focus on Healthcare with New Executive Level Appointment

Jan 21, 2015

January 21, 2015: People Inc. recently expanded its senior leadership team with the appointment of Bonnie R. Sloma as senior vice president. In this newly created position, Sloma will oversee the agency’s healthcare business development in addition to healthcare quality standards as the agency continues to position itself for success in a changing managed care environment. 

“People Inc. will be impacted by New York State’s efforts to restructure our state’s healthcare delivery system,” said People Inc. President & CEO, Rhonda Frederick. “We have a fairly significant healthcare operation through our Elmwood Health Center and our Home Health Care Services. We brought Bonnie on board to help us stay ahead of the curve through these changes. Along with her extensive experience in healthcare, Bonnie brings tremendous knowledge and leadership to this role and will help to strengthen our position in the managed care environment.”

A 30-year healthcare industry veteran, Sloma joins People Inc. from Erie County Medical Center Corporation where she served as vice president of ambulatory and diagnostic services. In this role, she was responsible for the development of policies, procedures, new services and programs and quality oversight for the organization’s outpatient ambulatory and diagnostic clinics.

“People Inc. is the largest organization in Western New York helping our most vulnerable community members, individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs, and senior adults, to lead healthier, independent and productive lives,” said Sloma. “The agency is a significant employer, a leader and innovator. I am incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to serve an organization that has such an incredible mission and long-tenured, committed leadership team.”

Sloma earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Niagara University. Active in the community, she serves on Niagara Community College’s board of trustees. She resides in Lewiston, NY, with her family.

People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 12,000 people with special needs, their families and seniors. Since 1971, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity. The agency has 180 locations throughout Western New York and the Finger Lakes region and 3,400 employees.