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November 10, 2016: Earlier this year, People Inc. Vice President Denise Bienko was named to the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York’s 2016 class of Health Leadership Fellows. The 18-month program is designed to improve critical thinking skills of leaders in health and human service organizations. Made up of 39 professionals from Western and Central New York-based nonprofits, this year’s group is the fellowship’s seventh cohort. Fellows were chosen by selection committee following an application process.
“I am honored to be a part of the Health Leadership Fellows,” said Bienko, “Working with the Health Foundation’s expert faculty and alongside 38 skilled professionals has provided so many insights. I am excited to experience all the program has to offer and to apply what I have learned to my work at People Inc.”
A resident of Hamburg, Bienko joined People Inc. more than 20 years ago as an administrative coordinator and rose through the ranks to become vice president in 2014. As vice president, she is responsible for overseeing corporate governance affairs, grants, long range planning, marketing, government relations and family advisory functions. She also serves as executive director of the People Inc. Foundation.
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