Loretto CEO makes national list for adding jobs

Kimberly Townsend

Kimberly Townsend has been named a 2023 Nonprofit Power Player by PoliciticsNY & amNY Metro, a Schneps Media publication.

The “Nonprofit Power Player” list released recently features “New York State public officials, business executives, and community leaders shaping the future of their city and New York state.”

As the CEO of the forth-largest health system in Central New York, Townsend is known for her strategic thinking and innovative approaches to significant challenges. For example, her workforce development initiatives to address staffing shortages has resulted in over 350 people joining Loretto in 2023 alone.

Examples of these programs include Loretto’s certified nurse aide training program, the certified home health aide training program, and the first federally recognized licensed practical nurse apprenticeship program which are all paid training opportunities for those who want to begin a career in healthcare or earn additional certification to advance their careers as Loretto employees.