Community Connections Names Denice Baker Chief People Officer

Filed Under: Non Profit News

 Community Connections, Inc., a nonprofit based in South Yarmouth serving people with disabilities throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, has announced the addition of Denice Baker to its leadership team.

Baker joins Community Connections from Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole where she served as a senior human resources generalist. In her role as as chief people officer at Community Connections, she will manage people strategy, talent acquisition and employee engagement for the organization.

Denice M Baker“I’m  excited to join Community Connections and look forward to advancing employee engagement and enhancing the employee experience within the organization,” said Baker. “My daughter attends Community Connections, so I have a deep understanding of how employees here are making an impact in the lives of people with disabilities.”

Baker has more than 30 years of human resources experience in the corporate, education and healthcare sectors. Prior to Marine Biological Laboratory, she was director of human resources at Merrimack College where she provided strategic human resources direction for the college’s Agenda for Distinction,  enhancing internal performance through employee development initiatives.

Previously, Baker held human resources positions at Southern New Hampshire University, Nashoba Valley Medical Center, and Digital Equipment Corporation, respectively. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of New Hampshire and is actively pursuing completion of  master’s degree in corporate and organizational Communication with a concentration in human resources from Northeastern University.

“Denice has the depth and breadth of human resources experience that will serve her well as we grow our organization,” said David Botting, president and CEO of Community Connections, Inc. “We are relying on Denice to execute a comprehensive people strategy to recruit, retain, and develop an engaged workforce who ultimately support our clients.”

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