Jeff Hicks
Jeff Hicks
Senior Director of People and Culture

As the Senior Director of People and Culture, Jeff collaborates with all levels and programs within Janus to maintain the health and stability of both the organization and the employees that deliver exceptional services to our clients throughout Santa Cruz County.

Jeff comes to Janus with over 25 years of experience in both human resources and operations across a wide array of industries. Having started his career as a theatrical producer, director, and instructor, Jeff later served as executive director of a large non-profit theatrical and educational organization. His program development and training experience led him to serve in executive leadership roles in private business in a variety of industries, including government support services, last-mile delivery, transportation, and hospitality staffing. In every position, Jeff continued to focus on process improvement, change management, leadership training, and community partnerships.

Jeff was personally affected by growing up in a family with a parent coping with an SUD, and in 2023 he joined Janus, where his diverse experience and perspective has brought a unique lens to the Human Resources Department. With this lens, he continues to champion dignity, knowledge, training, equity, respect, and empowerment—all while building a human resources department poised for the next growth phase of Janus.

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