Scott-Sleight Named Executive Director Of St. Susan Center

Bonny Scott-Sleight

Bonny Scott-Sleight has been named executive director of St. Susan Center. Scott-Sleight joined the organization in December, the nonprofit announced Wednesday.

As a 30-year resident of Jamestown, Scott-Sleight said she is committed to developing and leading programs that enrich the community and advance the wellbeing of those in need. She brings 20 years of nonprofit experience to her role as executive director, offering expertise in employee and volunteer leadership, program management and fundraising.

Scott-Sleight said she is dedicated to the Center’s mission “to freely offer meals, fellowship, dignity and respect to all who come through our doors.”

“St. Susan Center has a major impact on our community, and I am excited to enhance our programs so that we may provide a caring environment for the guests we serve. I look forward to continuing the growth, partnerships, and accomplishments of the organization,” she said.

From 2005 to 2016, Scott-Sleight served in senior management roles at Chautauqua Opportunities Inc., including director of the Chautauqua Child Care Council, Children and Family Services and Head Start. In addition to leading a staff of more than 200 team members, Scott-Sleight also had responsibilities in program and policy development, fiduciary and regulatory compliance, grant writing and community partnerships.

Prior to accepting the executive director position at St. Susan Center, Bonny worked with Sean W. Seabert, Ph.D. as an assistant at his clinical psychology practice.

Scott-Sleight holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a concentration in social work from the State University of New York at Fredonia. As a member of Friday Morning Network Group, she will continue to build strong local ties and work toward expanding collaboration across the region.

Along with her husband, Ken, a retired detective for the Jamestown Police Department, they have three adult children and three grandchildren living in the area. Scott-Sleight is an avid cook and baker who is always trying out and sharing new and delicious recipes with friends and family-and now with the guests of St. Susan Center. Recognized for her desire to lend a helping hand, Scott-Sleight encourages others to realize their greatest potential.