What We Believe and Stand For

As a leading national recruiting firm, Nesco Resource aspires to be a company united in vision, mission, and action. We are maniacal about employee and customer experience, in a space where everyone can freely share and contribute, and build up our communities.

While we are proud of our company, we acknowledge that we can do more to live our values as a company, now more than ever.

A group of Nesco Resource employees came together to lead a broader discussion about diversity, equity and inclusion and act as organizational catalysts. The Nesco Forward committee has outlined the following mission for our company:

To contribute to a more just and equitable society through the Diversity of our workforce. By the Inclusion of all the voices within our organization and beyond, we seek to attract and bolster the Retention of top talent. In doing so, we empower both employees and communities through true Equity.

Nesco Forward is not simply a call to action, but a continuation of our ongoing mission to serve you: our customers, our staff, our associates, and above all, our communities.

“At Nesco Resource, we understand the value of fostering personal relationships, which differentiates us from the competition, contributes to our success, and supports our goal of truly becoming OneNesco. We also know that best-in-class organizations embed DEI into their CR activities, which helps to promote diversity and increase trust within the workplace, while building and maintaining stronger relationships with employees, clients, and communities.”

Mary Beth Gunerra

President of Nesco Resource

 
 

Our DEI Journey

  • 2019

    Eliminated applications asking for race and gender identifications

  • 2020

    Designated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

  • 2021

    Company-wide DEI leadership training

  • 2021

    Launched First Employee Resource Groups

  • Jun2021

    Mentoring program

  • Sept2021

    Internal DEI Summit

One Nesco. Many Communities.

It’s on us to create an inspiring environment where meaningful work can make a difference.

Prism LGBTQ+ Alliance

The mission of Prism LGBTQ+ Alliance is to create a safe space within Nesco Nation that centers around LGBTQ+ voices in order to provide support and belonging, to be a source of education around LGTBQ+ identities and issues, and to inform Nesco policy in order to support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across the organization.

The Root: African American ERG

The Root is the foundation of strength and stability and has been created to provide a home base where African-American employees and our allies can manifest practices and programs that will enhance our representation at all levels within Nesco Resource. This is a space where energy and ideas coalesce to become action. We are stronger when we stand together.

Veterans

The mission of the Veterans ERG group is to establish and organize new community connections between Military veterans and Nesco Resource; by promoting recognition, support, and appreciation of the men and women of our Armed Forces and their family members.

Nesco Forward Committee Members

Terri Ford (she/her)

I joined Nesco Resource in 2018 as a Corporate Recruiter and also worked with our Medical Division as a Recruitment Development Manager. Now serving as the Director of DEI & Corporate Responsibility, I am honored to help strengthen our organization's commitment to building a culture where each individual is respected, valued, and heard, while also ensuring the workplace reflects the communities we serve.

Fun fact: I love to travel! Among many of the amazing places I've visited are the Great Wall in Beijing, China, the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, the Haji Sofia in Istanbul, Turkey, and the Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo, Egypt.

Dan Birnbaum (he/him)

Hello from Rochester, NY - the land of the garbage plate, the pickle pizza, and the Finger Lakes! A bit about me... I bring over a decade of recruitment experience to the table, focusing on IT and technology-related positions. I am of Jewish heritage, I've studied a bit of Tibetan Buddhism, my mother converted to Islam (specifically Sufism), and by living my truth as a gay man married to my husbear Matthew, I bring a unique perspective on diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. I hope to affect change throughout Nesco by engaging in open and honest dialogue while helping to design a DEI curriculum that will be impactful on an organizational level. In addition, while receiving my Bachelor's degree in Music Technology at Northeastern, I was the beatboxer for a collegiate acapella group, the Nor'easters.

Rachel Johnson (she/her)

I am the Branch Manager for the Clinton Township, MI, branch with Nesco Resource. I am a wife and a mother of 3 daughters and a son (nephew). I love football! I am from a small town in Michigan called Port Huron. I have a degree in early childhood education with a minor in business management from Baker College Flint.

I come from a very diverse background. My father was American Indian and black and my mother's ancestors derived from Nigeria and Senegal Africa. My mother worked her entire life as a nurse's assistant which introduced me to people with disabilities and learning acceptance of those that were different than myself. I volunteered at the nursing home she worked at as a teenager and later became an assistant behavioral specialist at Community Mental Health of St. Clair County. I've worked in the Port Huron Area school district as an inclusion teacher as well as in elementary school. I owned my own child care facility in Kimball Twp. Mi for 8 years. I am known to be strong-willed, however, carry my heart on my sleeve. I love to be silly and have fun and I love to learn from others. I aspire to be a voice for those that cannot speak for themselves.


Jeremy Dixon (he/him)

I have been a VP with Nesco Resource for over 22 years, serving the Florida region. In the recent past, I have helped lead the acquisition conversion team. I was born in Pontypridd, Wales in the United Kingdom and have lived in Indiana, Ohio, Texas, New Mexico, California, and now Florida, giving me the opportunity to experience a diverse variety of people and cultures. I still have my British Passport and just recently became a US Citizen. I believe DEI embraces the differences and values that each person brings to the table- allowing us to create a stronger and more harmonious organization. Fun fact: I am a nationally certified high-speed driving instructor with the Porsche Club of America!

Tanya Lemaster (she/her)
I've been a part of Nesco Nation since 2012. I started out as a temporary Admin for my branch and then moved into a Commercial Recruiter role shortly thereafter. After having my daughter in 2014, I did take about a year off. When I was ready to return to the workforce, Nesco welcomed me back with open arms. As far as DEI goes, I feel they are key components to any organization – they keep ideas and perspectives fresh and evolving – and I'd like to be able to make an impact any way that I can, big or small; it all adds up. Fun fact about me: I grew up in Washington state and climbing trees (barefoot!) was my favorite childhood activity.
Tonya Little (she/her)

I joined Nesco Resource in November 2016 as a Staffing Specialist. I was promoted to Branch Manager in 2018 and currently manage the Columbus East office. I am passionate about delivering world-class customer service and I value this aspect in the PILLARS of Nesco Resource which are to be Personal, Professional, Proficient, and Purposeful. As a proven dedicated team member, I am eager and happy to be a part of the Nesco Forward DEI committee that promotes cultural diversity in the organization. As a minority female in a leadership position, I feel that giving my unbiased opinion can lend credibility to Nesco's ability to create a Diverse and Inclusive environment. Fun facts about me: I share a passion for tattoos with my children (you'd never know by looking at me), and I am PROUD of my Shawnee American-Indian heritage!

Rachel Orbach (she/her)

I joined Nesco Resource in 2018 as a Professional Recruiter before joining the Operations Team later that year. I currently focus on the systems and vendors operations leverages to help our teams do what they do better. I am Jewish and observant, so I’m usually off in September during the High Holidays. I am the youngest of seven children and have eight nieces and nephews that live in 3 different countries.

DEI is important to me because I recognize that we can only be as good as the voices that are being brought to the table. As an ally, it is important to make sure a majority isn’t drowning out others and recognize that almost everyone is likely part of at least one majority. I’m also incredibly passionate about helping to enable our employees and market members to be experts on behalf of our clients. Nesco’s mission to impact a million lives, to me, also means bettering our clients so their employees' lives are better. Fun Facts: I am conversationally fluent in American Sign Language; currently am studying Russian, and have previously learned Japanese, Spanish, and German (although I’m not able to hold a conversation in any of them right now). I also love waterfalls and going to the lake and spending as much of my summers in water as possible.

DeAnna Willett (she/her)

I am an Area Manager for the Houston, Orlando, and Tulsa markets. Originally from Lake County Ohio, I now reside in Houston, TX. I previously served as Vice President for Home Care by Callos, the Home Care division for Nesco Resource. After discovering my passion for seniors and caring for people I decided to go to Willoughby Tech Nursing School and graduated in 2003. I took my love for nursing and combined it with my entrepreneurial spirit and attended a program I graduated from in 2014 called "Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses" to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunities by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services.

As a mother of two bi-racial children and one who is part of the LGBTQ community, I am passionate about supporting, learning, and assisting in the evolution of inclusion and diversity at Nesco/Callos Resource. Fun facts: I'm passionate about fine dining and a huge foodie "always in the mood for food".

Samantha Alvarez (she/her)

I have been working with our Southern Arizona teams in the Western Region since July of 2019. Joining the Nesco Resource team was my first introduction to the staffing industry, my background had mainly been in employee training and development, with a focus on those working into first-time leadership positions within the hospitality industry. At Nesco, I enjoy partnering with our clients and building rapport and trust that leads to open communication and transparency. I grew up on a ranch in the outskirts of Tucson- which explains my love for animals. I love good music, audiobooks, and going on adventures with my little family. Those who know me would say I have an insatiable curiosity and quest for knowledge.

My path to becoming involved with DEI is inspired by my continuous journey to becoming a better ally, and my evolving appreciation of what it means to be one's authentic self. I think that diverse organizations benefit from a richness of ideas, experiences, and ways of working and I want to be a part of that.

Did You Know?

  • Companies with a higher representation of women in c-suite level positions result in over 30% greater returns? Read More about greater returns
  • Organizations with diversity and high employee engagement continually outperform those with below-average numbers of diversity and engagement from 46% to 58%. Read Morehow these top companies are getting inclusion right
  • Companies and organizations that are in the top tier of supporting diversity in their workplace are 35% more likely to surpass peers in their respective markets. This includes higher-than-average diversity (racial/ethnic and gender) and higher-than-average profit correlation- when compared to similar organizations. Read Morewhy diversity matters
  • 2D diversity (inherent and acquired) organizations are 45% more likely to capture larger portions of their respective markets and are up to 70% more likely to have entered a new market within the last year. Read Morehow diversity can drive innovation