Joyce Norris has been named executive director of Transition Sarasota, the Sarasota-based nonprofit that aims to develop community-driven solutions for the local food system. Prior to her new role, Norris was a Transition Sarasota board member who coordinated the organization's Suncoast Gleaning and Fruit Rescue programs. Under her guidance, volunteers rescued more than 37,000 pounds of excess produce, which were donated to local food banks, food pantries, and homeless programs.
Prior to joining Transition Sarasota, Norris spent 29 years managing a corporate accounting department. She replaces Rebecca Brey, the organization's outgoing executive director.