Welcome James Bonner to the Prospectus Berco Team!
Prospectus Berco welcomes James Bonner to the leadership team. He will serve as the new Human Resources Administrator, replacing Kimberly Alarcon who resigned to accept a position with Cedar Crest College. James is happy to be working with Prospectus Berco and looks forward to helping the corporation achieve its goals. James said he likes that, “it doesn’t feel like a large company. It is more like a community.”
James hails from Springfield Delaware County and is currently living with his wife and two children in Schwenksville. He graduated from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in biology and went on to receive his master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from Neumann University. James was a special education teacher for an emotional support classroom for many years. While teaching he went on to receive a graduate certification for business administration from West Chester University which helped him transition from special education into the human resources field. James has been in the human resources field for 10 years working in long-term care and healthcare industries. He worked for Genesis Healthcare System and was positioned there during the pandemic; it was at this time that the Genesis Healthcare System did some restructuring and eliminated his position.
James said that he enjoys human resources because he can adapt the skills he used as an instructor to help people achieve their career goals. “I like to connect the dots. Connect the leadership with the workers, motivate the teams, and get the job done,” he said. “I enjoy supporting that whole process,” he added.
His personal goals are for “positivity and productivity.” James said, “by exhibiting these qualities myself, I firmly believe that others will embrace these qualities as well.” So far, the culture and values of the corporation have made an impression on him. He is looking forward to the ACT Formulae training that all employees go through. The ACT Formulae is Accountability, Communication, and Trust. “It is more than just a sign on the wall. It is something that we need to live by,” he said. As the Human Resources Administrator, he will support the corporation in aligning the leadership with its goals and objectives.
When James is not working, he enjoys sustainable, regenerative farming and is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). He has several acres that he gardens in addition to supporting the local agricultural community by visiting local farmers markets. He jokingly said, “If you don’t see me in my flannel at work, you will see me in my flannel at home gardening.