VALLEY FORGE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, AmerisourceBergen, a global healthcare solutions leader, announced the appointment of Dr. Lonie Haynes as the company’s SVP and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. In this new role Dr. Haynes will be responsible for working with leaders across the company to define and execute on a holistic and results-oriented diversity and inclusion strategy that inspires associates across all dimensions of diversity to achieve their full potential and to advance the company’s purpose to create healthier futures.
“Diversity and inclusion are not just business priorities at AmerisourceBergen—they are a mindset that exists at every level of the organization. Establishing a Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer role is a crucial step in our journey to be a truly equitable organization, celebrates individuality while achieving our united purpose of creating healthier futures,” said Steve Collis, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at AmerisourceBergen. “Lonie brings an impressive history, a unique perspective and a proven ability to align diversity and inclusion with corporate strategy. I am confident he will be instrumental in helping us build a stronger workforce today and into the future.”
Dr. Haynes will play a central role in fostering a culture of inclusion and positioning the company for accelerated business impact in a changing, globally diverse environment. With a Board of Directors that has included representation of women for nearly 20 years and people of color for more than 15 years, and a global workforce that is 56 percent female, an executive management committee with 43 percent female representation and 51 percent of individuals in the U.S. who disclose as people of color, Dr. Haynes will be in a strong position to mobilize the power of our workforce through diversity and inclusion best practices and drive sustainable growth.
“AmerisourceBergen has created a culture that strives to be collaborative and supportive, and encourages diverse perspectives to influence company innovation,” said Dr. Haynes. “I recognize the work that has already taken place, and I am eager to build on this strong foundation in order to create meaningful change and progress for all AmerisourceBergen associates and the communities they serve.”
Prior to assuming his role at AmerisourceBergen, Dr. Haynes, who is also a veteran, spent nearly ten years at Highmark Health where he was charged with aligning diversity and inclusion as a critical business component for advancing the mission and strategic business objectives of the company. Dr. Haynes also spent more than 20 years at AT&T, Sprint, Bell South and the US Army, serving in a number of capacities in management across several areas, including sales, customer service, training, project management and human resources.
Dr. Haynes holds an undergraduate degree in political science and economics from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY). Additionally, he holds post graduate degrees in Management (M.Sc.) from Boston University, an M.P.A with concentrations in philanthropy and public health from Baruch College at the City University of New York (CUNY) and in 2012 he was awarded a doctorate in law and policy (DL.P.) with distinction from Northeastern University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) and is a national board member for the American Association of People with Disabilities.
AmerisourceBergen provides pharmaceutical products, value-driving services and business solutions that improve access to care. Tens of thousands of healthcare providers, veterinary practices and livestock producers trust us as their partner in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Global manufacturers depend on us for services that drive commercial success for their products. Through our daily work—and powered by our 22,000 associates—we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #10 on the Fortune 500, with more than $185 billion in annual revenue. The company is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa. and has a presence in 50+ countries. Learn more at amerisourcebergen.com.