Less than two years ago, FARE—the nation’s leading research and educational organization in the food allergy space—underwent a 180-degree transformation: new leaders, staff reductions, a strategic reorganization. And HR was at the center of it all.
Chief People Officer Dominique Rodriguez-Sawyer joined the agency in 2016 and took on the top HR job three years later. Working with the CEO, she helped lead the people aspect of the transformation—from a renewed commitment to employee engagement to a culture tune-up to bring employees in line with the organization’s pursuit of a start-up mindset. Today, FARE has funneled more than $100 million in