FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank announced it has hired Dominic Goodman to serve as its human resources director, Brandon Geffre as its perishable product coordinator and Kristopher Mount to serve as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach coordinator for western North Dakota. The three started their roles earlier this year helping the state’s only food bank provide needed food assistance to more than 150,000 individuals annually.
A newly created position within the organization, Goodman began his work overseeing all human resources duties with the Great Plains Food Bank in July. Before joining the Great Plains Food Bank, Goodman spent the last two years serving as area human resources director for Community Health Services, Inc., and the previous 10 years working with multiple organizations within the hotel industry and the Bahamas Government holding positions such as regional director of operations, regional human resources director and general manager. Originally from the Bahamas, Goodman holds bachelor’s degrees in human resource management, accounting and business management from Dickinson State University and a master’s in healthcare administration from Purdue University Global. He is also a member of the Dickinson State University hall of fame as a track and field athlete.
Also in a newly created position, Geffre began his work as perishable product coordinator in July. In this position, Geffre oversees all forecasting, obtaining and distributing of fresh produce for the Great Plains Food Bank and ensuring clients receive quality produce while it is still in great condition. Originally from Linton, N.D., Geffre previously spent the last two years as an agent with Aspire Insurance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems with a minor in business administration from North Dakota State University.
Working out of the Great Plains Food Bank Regional Service Center in Bismarck, Mount took over the position of SNAP outreach coordinator for western North Dakota in August. In his current role, Mount identifies and assists potential clients with eligibility and necessary applications for SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps. Prior to joining the Great Plains Food Bank, Mount worked on a needs assessment with the North Dakota Department of Health that involved, among other things, topics on barriers to food insecurity and suggestions to improve services. Mount also worked in the food service industry in various roles including service manager at Stone Home Brewing Company and territory sales manager with U.S. Foods. He recently achieved a bachelor’s degree in social work from Minot State University.