Opportunity House Appoints Dori Bornstein as Chief People and Culture Officer.
Opportunity House named Dori Bornstein as Chief People and Culture Officer for the organization. She is the first person to hold this title in the organization’s history.
Dori graduated from Derry Township High School in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She attended Juniata College majoring in Communications and Public Relations. In addition, she earned an associate degree in General Studies with a focus on Human Resource Management from Reading Area Community College when she relocated to Berks County.
Prior to joining Opportunity House, Dori was Director of Human Resources at the YMCA of Reading and Berks County. Her previous roles included being the General Manager of Telecommunications on Demand, a family-owned company in Pottsville, PA and the Operations Development Administrator for Highmark in Camp Hill, PA.
“I was attracted to the mission of Opportunity House and the opportunity to work with an organization that supports our vulnerable populations and providing access to high-quality early childhood education. Both are critical to providing long-term stability, “said Dori.
In this expanded role, Dori is responsible for leading human resources, employee engagement, workforce planning and performance management for the organization. This is an integral role to a diverse organization like Opportunity House. “We are a multifaceted organization and I enjoy being part of a collaborative team,” noted Dori.
Modesto Fiume, Opportunity House President noted that this expanded role reflects execution of its long-term strategic plan established for the organization. “As we continue to evolve and meet the needs of the community, we need a highly engaged and well-trained workforce. Dori’s experience will help us attract, retain, and educate our workforce for our needs today and in the future,” noted Modesto. In addition to her human resources functions, Dori will be assisting Opportunity House in building strategic partnerships with community resources.
Since 1987, Opportunity House has been providing shelter to the most vulnerable populations in Berks County. We have provided shelter and supportive housing to thousands of clients and tirelessly work to reduce and eliminate homelessness.
The Second Street Learning Center is a Keystone 4 Star Early Learning Center providing quality daycare for over 200 children each year. Programs include infant and toddler programs, Pre-K counts, and programs for school age children. By providing affordable day care, parents can work and eliminate the cycle of poverty in their families.
OppShop, Opportunity House’s retail thrift store provides affordable clothing, household items, furniture, books and media to the Berks County community. The Reuse Recycle program creates jobs for former homeless clients and recycles items not sold at OppShop to reduce the impact on the environment. All proceeds from OppShop benefit Opportunity House programs and services.