SARASOTA, FL – Just over a year after being hired at All Faiths Food Bank to fill a newly-created senior leadership human resources role, DD Goerke, SHRM-SCP, has been promoted. Her former title was Senior Director of People & Culture; she is now the Chief People Officer for the nonprofit organization, which is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization in Sarasota and DeSoto counties.
The move was made as the organization settles into its new five-year strategic plan, which provides bold new ideas, approaches, and partnerships to address not just food insecurity but its systemic, root-level causes. Departments will be expanded and/or restructured in order to meet the plan’s ambitious goals. Goerke’s strength as a leader and shaper of culture will be particularly crucial as All Faiths prepares for the retirement of CEO Sandra Frank and a new CEO is welcomed later this year.
Goerke has more than 25 years of experience in human resources. Upon her arrival at All Faiths last year, she immediately demonstrated her expertise in and put her professional touches on the new role.
“As employers across the country continue to struggle with workforce acquisition and retention, All Faiths Food Bank is committed to positively impacting the daily work experience of its employees,” said CEO Sandra Frank. “When DD began working with us in June of 2022, she quickly became a trusted partner to the entire All Faiths team. She will be a key asset in the coming year as we continue to implement the strategic plan and expand our respective teams, and transition to new leadership.”
In her new role, Goerke 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.
Goerke currently serves as the vice president/programs director for the Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association, and will lead that organization in 2024 as President. Goerke also proudly serves the HR profession at the state level for the past two years, in a marketing role for the HR Florida State Conference.
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 in collaboration with nearly 200 agencies and programs throughout the community. All Faiths works not only to end 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. 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.