Dare to Care fills 2 newly created positions – Director of HR and Director of Communications
LOUISVILLE, KY (February 23, 2022) – Dare to Care has appointed Shon Adams as the organization’s Director of Human Resources, and Alexus Richardson as Director of Communications. Dare to Care President and Chief Executive Officer Vincent James is excited about these new hires.
“We are building momentum as we continue to grow in our impact and innovation,” said James. “These crucial leadership positions will play a significant role in our efforts to conquer the cycle of need, and we are excited to welcome such talented, trailblazers to help lead the way!”
The Director of HR’s role responsibilities will include leading culture building initiatives, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the workplace, and creating competitive employment opportunities to recruit and retain top talent.
“I see this role as a way to contribute to an exciting and forward-thinking organization, and I feel I can do so by leveraging previous experiences in the military and corporate sector to lend an HR perspective on our mission, vision, and values, said Adams.”
Adams joins the organization with over 10 years in Human Resources experience during his time in the Kentucky Army National Guard, and most recently with Norton Healthcare. During his time with Norton Healthcare, he served as the Diversity Recruitment, Talent Acquisition Manager where he oversaw community relationships, educational awareness, and advocated for underserved populations
The Director of Communications will advance the scope and awareness for Dare to Care’s mission to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need. Essential to the work she will be leading is deepening the organization’s connection to the community in a way that promotes the organization’s programs, relationship with donors, and overall culture of Dare to Care.
“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to highlight the amazing work that Dare to Care is already doing in our community, and further drive the innovative ways we hope to reach those in need,” said Richardson.
Richardson holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in public relations, both from Western Kentucky University. She most recently worked on the development team for Metro United Way, where she led donor engagement campaigns and assisted with individual donor outreach. Prior to this role, she worked on Mayor Fischer’s communications team.