Windsor, CT (June 19, 2020) – As the nation works to address the long-standing racial inequalities that have paralyzed diverse communities, today, in celebration of Juneteenth, Veyo announced the launch of a new, company-wide diversity and inclusion program. The program will be led by Jacky Gibs, Market Director for the state of Connecticut. Jacky, a longtime Veyo employee who has significant experience in running similar programs for previous employers, including American Express,is charged with using Veyo’s platform to bring awareness to issues related to race, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and to organize community volunteer opportunities.
“I’m excited that Veyo is launching this program to ensure our company is a more representative, inclusive and fair workplace,” said Jacky Gibs, Connecticut Market Director and Program Lead. “The events our country has witnessed and experienced over the last several weeks have shed more light on the deep inequities and discrimination people of color face on a daily basis. This program will make sure we have tough discussions and group activities necessary to make sure all of our employees have a deeper understanding of this, and what they can do to be part of the solution.”
The new program will launch with educational training, a review of policies or practices that may be affecting diversity, a review of Veyo’s hiring initiatives, and volunteer opportunities in the community. Employees will be encouraged to become more involved in their local communities and will be offered paid time off to participate in community outreach and local volunteer efforts. This builds on recent Connecticut employees’ volunteer efforts alongside members of the Capital Region Education Council (CREC) in distributing food and bottled water to families in need in the Greater Hartford community.
“At Veyo, people come first. And that includes everything that makes people special, like their diversity, their culture, and their dedication. By launching this program, we are putting our words into action and are making it a company-wide effort to eradicate social and racial injustice in and around our communities. I know that under Jacky’s leadership, this program will become integral to Veyo’s identity and will strengthen our ties with the communities we serve,” said Josh Komenda, Veyo President.
Veyo is the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation broker for the state of Connecticut. Veyo also proudly delivers high-quality service in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Virginia, and their home state of California.
Veyo, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a full-service transportation brokerage designed specifically for healthcare. Veyo has reinvented the patient transportation model by integrating consumer technology with rideshare fleets to decrease costs and increase efficiency. Veyo is delivering dramatically higher levels of reliability, quality, and transparency to customers, partners, and members. Operating in six states with over 28 million completed trips and a 97.1% on-time rate, we’re changing NEMT – one trip at a time. For more information about Veyo, please visit www.veyo.com.
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