Sarasota, FL (July 11, 2022) – As employers across the country struggle with workforce acquisition and retention, All Faiths Food Bank is committed to positively impacting the daily work experience of its employees. The local food bank and hunger relief organization has created and filled a new position in human resources, hiring experienced professional DD Goerke, SHRM-SCP, as its new Senior Director of People & Culture.
In this role, Goerke – who began at her post on June 21 – will be responsible for: contributing to the strategic leadership of All Faiths, serving as the keeper of the organization’s culture and ensuring continuous improvement and innovation; talent acquisition and management, including assisting team members with individual professional development plans; human resources administration; and general administration.
The ultimate goals of this senior leadership position are to develop HR strategies that will result in a high-performing organization and a culture characterized by energized and engaged team members, and develop effective, creative HR solutions that will support All Faiths’ mission and organizational objectives.
Goerke comes to All Faiths from Turning Points, where she served as the Director of Human Resources. Previous positions include Director of People & Culture at PropLogix (Sarasota), Director of HR at HCR ManorCare (Venice), Area/Regional HR Manager for Xanterra Parks & Resorts (Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.) and Regional HR Manager for Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana.
She currently serves as the vice president/programs director for the Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association. In 2021, Goerke was honored by the HR Florida State Council as the HR Florida Ambassador of the Year.
“At All Faiths Food Bank, we pride ourselves on our teamwork as well as our commitment to listening, communicating, supporting and respecting each other,” said Sandra Frank, CEO of All Faiths. “Particularly as businesses and nonprofits across the country are struggling with staffing issues, ensuring that employees are happy, fulfilled and feel valued is a top priority. With DD’s extensive experience in human resources and her proven track record in positively impacting employee satisfaction and retention, we are confident she will continue to elevate the experience of working at All Faiths for our team members in all roles.”
To learn more about All Faiths, visit allfaithsfoodbank.org or call 941-379-6333.
About All Faiths Food Bank
All Faiths Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization in Sarasota and DeSoto counties, providing millions of meals each year with nearly 200 agencies and programs throughout the community. All Faiths works not only to fight hunger today but also strives to end hunger – forever – by helping families and individuals gain long-term food security, enjoy better health outcomes, and achieve self-sufficiency. In 2021, All Faiths distributed 19 million pounds of food – equating to 17 million meals, provided 36% more meals than 2019 (pre-pandemic), and remained steadfast in its commitment to provide nutritional assistance to community members, including 44% who were new to the food bank. For its efforts, All Faiths was honored as the 2021 “Nonprofit of the Year” by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce; the organization was also recognized as a Top 4 Food Bank in the country in 2020. All Faiths is rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator and is a member of the Feeding America and Feeding Florida networks. For more information, visit allfaithsfoodbank.org.