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Congratulations to the New Members of the VNA Leadership Team

Released: 6/20/2022 6:00:00 AM

Ben Logsdon, BSN, RN has been promoted to clinical manager for the Erie Branch Infusion Therapy Nursing team. Ben joined the VNA in 2020 as a member of the GLOW team as a nurse case manager providing infusion therapy nursing and care coordination to a caseload of patients. Prior to the VNA Ben worked at another large home health agency in New York state where he held several leadership roles including director of nursing and clinical field staff supervisor. There he led clinical operations and provided supervision and direction for nursing teams. In addition, Ben served as an assessor nurse and has extensive OASIS competence in addition to his broad home health and infusion nursing experience.

William (Bill) Craig, BA has been promoted to accounting manager for the VNA. Bill has been with the VNA since 2019 as a senior accountant. He has been an integral part of the team completing the month-end process and reporting for the finance department for VNA. In Bill’s new role, he will be responsible for overseeing and directing the accounting team and for the entire accounting processes for VNA of WNY, HCS, FPS, Kaleida Services and NWPA. Bill has extensive accounting and management experience from his previous roles prior to joining the VNA.

Please welcome Benjamin Berry to the VNA of WNY. Benjamin has joined the group as the new patient financial services supervisor as part of the Patient Financial Services team. Benjamin most recently worked at Planned Parenthood of Central & Western NY as an insurance benefits coordinator. Prior to that Benjamin worked for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. He has vast experience working in health care and insurance and will act as a great resource for the team!

Lonijean “Loni” Zelle, BSN, RN has been promoted to clinical manager Erie County overseeing Team 1. Loni has been a nurse for 15 years, 12 of those with the VNA. She started her career as an LPN, receiving her RN licensure and BSN in the past four years and is currently working on completing her Master’s degree in education. In addition to her solid and extensive home health background, Loni has been instrumental in the success of our New Graduate RN program, serving as both a preceptor and a mentor. In addition to her solid home health background, Loni has strong leadership and communication skills.

Please welcome and congratulate all of these people on their new roles at the VNA.