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Elisha Santiago-Barudin becomes first-ever senior director of human resources of Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Madison

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Elisha Santiago-Barudin has been named the first-ever senior director of human resources at the St. Vincent de Paul – Madison, the non-profit organization announced on Monday. St. Vincent de Paul – Madison has over 400 staff and volunteers who offer services and resources across areas such as food, clothing, furniture, household items, and medication, along with assistance in a variety of ways for people living with low income. 

Santiago-Barudin is joining the team to drive initiatives in talent management and employee development while maintaining a positive work environment across both the retail and program sections of the non-profit, according to a press release from St. Vincent de Paul – Madison. 

“I am thrilled to embark on this meaningful journey with the St. Vincent de Paul — Madison staff,” Santiago-Barudin said in a release. “I am eager to contribute my expertise to serve a vital mission in our community.

“After delving into the profound spirituality of St. Vincent de Paul, I am inspired by his example of selfless service and love for others,” continued Santiago-Barudin. “A cherished quote of his that resonates with me is, ‘Love is inventive to infinity.’”

Santiago-Barudin will be bringing extensive HR experience with her in areas such as manufacturing, retail, and non-profit sectors. After starting her education in Brooklyn, New York, Santiago-Barudin went to high school in Chicago before attending Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

Santiago-Barudin has been involved in community and organizational commitments before with roles in the Beaver Dam Hospital Foundation, Rotary Club of Beaver Dam, Beaver Dam Area Community Theater, and the YMCA of Dodge County. She is excited to continue her commitment to making a positive impact on the world alongside her family of three daughters and her husband of 23 years. 

“Elisha’s passion for our mission runs deep,” Julie Bennett, CEO & executive director, said in the release. “I am confident her experience and devotion will be an asset to our staff. Her skills will help us provide critical support services and operate prosperous thrift stores in Dane County.”