Sonal Shukla Named AbleLight State Director in California

 Experienced leader helps people with developmental disabilities thrive. 

 Milwaukee – Sonal Shukla, a seasoned business leader, has been named State Director at AbleLight (formerly Bethesda) for AbleLight’s California operations. In this role, she will have full accountability for operations to help people with developmental disabilities in California thrive. 

Shukla brings with her vast leadership experience from the health care industry, including positions in dialysis, outpatient infusion, home health, and hospital environments. She has held several roles overseeing operations that span across multiple locations and programs. This is a structure like AbleLight’s decentralized approach that uses 24-hour supported residential group homes and supportive living services to help those with developmental disabilities live with independence and dignity. Most recently she worked as Regional Operations Director for IVX Health, where she oversaw day-to-day operations of regional centers, collaborated on business growth, and encouraged a positive employee and patient-centered culture. She is skilled in leading teams and working with consumers, payers, and providers. 

“We are excited to welcome Sonal to AbleLight. Her experience and focus on high-quality, patient-centered care will help us grow our operations in California so that we can serve more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Keith Jones, AbleLight’s President and CEO. 

Shukla shared, “AbleLight’s mission is something very close to my heart. I am truly humbled by the opportunity to be part of this mission and look forward to making a meaningful impact.” 

Shukla earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences and Biochemistry and a Master of Business Administration with emphasis on Health Care Management from UCCS College of Business. 


About AbleLight 

AbleLight is a national leader in pioneering life-changing services that empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive. Founded in 1904 in Wisconsin as a Christian mission, AbleLight promotes independence and inclusion across the U.S. through comprehensive and individualized supports that include housing, employment, spiritual life and much more. For details, go to, like our Facebook page and follow us on LinkedIn.