In her role as Chief People Officer, Janet Kotsakis is responsible for development and implementation of the HR systems of the organization as outlined in FBSJ’s Strategic Plan, as well as enhancing the culture of the organization. She has transformed her life-long dedication for learning into a passion for sharing professional development with others. Throughout her eight years with the Food Bank of South Jersey, she has worked directly with all levels and departments of the staff to ensure that the skills and talents of the organization are maximized.
Janet had an extensive professional background in corporate philanthropy and marketing before formally transitioning into the Human Resources field. She, like so many nonprofit professionals, has worn many hats at the food bank, and finds collaborating with the staff on a wide array of areas, including internal communications, employee engagement, compliance and events to be the most satisfying part of her job. She is a key member of the team leading FBSJ into the future, as they work to incorporate Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging into the fabric of the organization.
She holds a Master of Arts in Professional Communication from LaSalle University and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Arcadia University and is certified as a SHRM-CP. She is an active member of the Tri-State HR Management Association where she serves on the Community Outreach committee.