Vice President of Work Life
Years of Employment: Since May 2016
Experience at St. John’s: My responsibilities are to lead the development and implementation of strategic Human Resource processes to achieve our mission by developing individual and organizational capabilities. In addition, I am responsible for developing the Work Life team and its members. Finally, I lead our efforts to build a healthy culture and a safe, productive, fulfilling work environment.
Past work experience: Prior to joining St. John's, I served as the director of Member and Community Relations (human resources) at the Gunlocke Company in Wayland, NY. I have previous experience in all facets of human resources leadership and development at Wegmans, PepsiCo, and Eastman Kodak.
Education and training pertaining to your position:
- Master’s degree in Business Administration from St. John Fisher College
- Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Rochester
- Graduate Certificate, Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
- Senior Professional in Human Resources
- Senior Certified Professional, Society for Human Resource Management
- Certified Compensation Professional
Personal life (family and hobbies): I love spending time with my family, friends and dogs. I am passionate about traveling, hiking, scuba diving, cooking and reading. My volunteer activities include advising HR people in job transition, being a Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish, and being a mentor for students in the Western NY Tech Academy.
Why did you choose to work for St. John’s? The mission, vision, values and great reputation of St. John’s truly impressed me as I was looking for the opportunity to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives.
What are you most proud of here at St. John’s? I am most proud to be a member of our dedicated, talented and compassionate staff.
Sum up your personality in one word. Optimistic.
What is your favorite part about working here? I love to see our elders and their families embracing life.
What do you look forward to most when coming to work? I look forward to helping make St. John’s a great place to work.
How do you embrace living? I embrace living every day by being grateful for my blessings, laughing, assisting others, and learning. My favorite quotes, which highlight how I embrace life, are:
- “Ancora imparo” – “I am still learning” (attributed to Michelangelo, age 87)
- “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale
Anne Mc Kenna
Executive Director of St. John's Foundation