Trocaire College President Bassam M. Deeb announced that Joyce Markiewicz, President & CEO, Catholic Health Home Care Services, will address the May graduating class of 2013 as this year’s commencement speaker. The commencement will be held on May 17 at the University of Buffalo Center for the Arts. Markiewicz will address 283 graduates and their families and friends.
Joyce Markiewicz has been a home care executive for over 19 years in a variety of organizations delivering a multitude of care delivery strategies. Her expertise in nursing and business process has developed into a strong focus in process improvement and clinical quality initiatives.
As President & CEO of Catholic Health Home Care Services for the past eight years, Markiewicz leads a team of over 500 employees who provide care to over 2,000 patients each day. She has responsibility for three home care agencies in Erie and Niagara Counties, a program of all inclusive care for the elderly (PACE), two pharmacies, a Respiratory/DME company, and a Medical Home case management partnership known as Health Home Partners of Western New York. As a member of the Catholic Health Strategic Planning Group for the past five years, she works daily to design and improve clinical process to achieve greater accountability and transparency.
Markiewicz serves on a variety of community boards including the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce and Canopy of Neighbors. Most recently she was named Chairwoman for the American Heart Association Go Red for Women annual campaign. Markiewicz received the 2012 Business First Women of Influence award for nonprofit leadership.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from D’Youville College and holds an M.B.A. from the University at Buffalo.
Trocaire President Bassam M. Deeb, Ph.D., will confer associate in applied science, associate in arts, and bachelor of science degrees, as well as certificates of completion, to the Class of 2013.
Trocaire College, founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy of Buffalo, is a private college offering associate and baccalaureate degrees as well as certificate programs in hospitality, healthcare, hospitality and technology. Trocaire’s main campus in Buffalo is the hub for healthcare majors while the Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality & Business location on Transit Road in Lancaster offers courses in hospitality, dietetic technology, human resource management, computer networking and Trocaire’s newest program in Healthcare Informatics.