Roxanne Geisenheimer is the new executive director of The Samaritan Project of Zephyrhills, according to a news release from the nonprofit organization.
The Samaritan Project is a one-stop program that helps people in Zephyrhills who need help with rent, housing, food and utility bills. Local business owners and the Zephyrhills-Wesley Chapel Ministerial Association started the project in 2008.
Geisenheimer was already working with The Samaritan Project on special events, including the recent Harvest Festival. She also is organizing the 12th annual Golf Scramble, and the Christmas Cards on Fifth. The latter is an annual project done in partnership with Goin’ Postal and Skywatch Signs.
“I believe The Samaritan Project does great work in our community, but there is always room for it to grow and expand in scope of how many people we can help,” said Nick Deford, in a written statement. He is a Samaritan board member, and had been acting executive director until Geisenheimer’s appointment.
“As long as there are people dealing with homelessness and issues that lead to it, we have more work to do,” he said. “It is time for The Samaritan Project to grow, and I believe Roxxy is the person to lead us through that growth.”
Zephyrhills is Geisenheimer’s hometown.
She attended Colorado Mountain College, where she majored in English and humanitarian courses, such as ethics and psychology. She returned to Zephyrhills in 2008, and operated a design and technology business.
Geisenheimer has been active with Main Street Zephyrhills and The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce, where she is the marketing and operations coordinator.
“Her education and experience will be a tremendous asset to the program,” said Carol Greene, also in a written statement. She is service coordinator for The Samaritan Project.
Geisenheimer said she is honored to serve the community in this new capacity.
“The Samaritan Project holds a critical role in helping our neighbors in need,” she said. “I am excited to see how we can grow together.”
Published November 15, 2017