Board of Directors

    Ruth Shields, Chair
    Community Volunteer
    John Anfinrud, Treasurer
    U.S. Bank
    Norm Baer
    Anthony, Ostlund, Baer & Louwagie
    Sylvia Bartley
    Medtronic
    Trent Blain
    General Mills
    Jeff Bjustrom
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    Erin Dady
    City of St. Paul
    John Estrem
    Hammer Residences
    Jay Fredericks
    Delta Air Lines
    Rich Gammill
    Black River Asset Investments
    Cindy Gehrig
    Jerome Foundation
    Todd Hall
    Cargill


     

     

    Joe Hammell
    Dorsey & Whitney
    Hoyt Hsiao
    Shaw-Lundquist Associates
    Jason Jennings
    3M
    Dave Kvamme
    Wells Fargo
    Rick Lancaster, Secretary
    Great River Energy
    Barry Mason, Vice Chair
    IBM Corporation
    Judy McNamara
    Ecolab
    Nancy Merritt
    Andersen Corporation
    Mike Mooney
    Allina
    Yvette Mullen
    Community Volunteer
    Jennifer Sarteau
    Community Volunteer


     

     

    Ann Senn
    Deloitte
    Dan Shapiro
    Community Volunteer
    Teresa Fong Sit, D.D.S.
    Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates, Ltd.
    Ray Skowyra, Jr.
    Summit Associates
    Nikki Sorum
    Thrivent
    Jeff Smith
    Ryan Companies
    Esther Tsai
    Community Volunteer
    John Walbrun
    Target Corporation 
    Lori Walker
    Community Volunteer
    Billie Zippel
    Community Volunteer

    Staff Bios

    Susan Haigh, President & CEO

    Haigh,_Susan_PresidentSusan Haigh has led Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity as its CEO and President since February 2005. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is one of the most successful Habitat affiliates in the United States serving the entire seven county Twin Cities region. Along with working for Habitat, Haigh serves as the Metropolitan Council Chair. She has served on the Minnesota Housing Partnership Board, the Minnesota Housing Commissioner’s Resource Advisory Committee, Habitat for Humanity U.S. Council’s Finance Committee, Park Bank Board, and the Macalester College Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the International Women's Foundation and the New Century Club.

    Haigh brings an extensive background in community service and leadership to Habitat for Humanity serving ten years as a Ramsey County Commissioner and twelve years as a chief deputy county attorney. Her past community service includes service on the boards of the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, St. Paul YWCA, Regions Hospital, Landmark Center, St. Paul Riverfront Corporation, Metropolitan Counties Light Rail Transit, Metropolitan Counties Solid Waste Management, Association of Minnesota Counties, and Minnesota County Attorney’s Association. She has received the Spurgeon Award from the Boy Scouts and the Distinguished Citizen Award from Macalester College for her community service. Susan is a passionate advocate for affordable housing and has led successful efforts to create housing endowment funds with her congregation and with Ramsey County. Susan has a BA in Political Science from Macalester College and a JD from William Mitchell College of Law. She is married to the Honorable Gregg E. Johnson and they reside in St. Paul with their four daughters.

     
    Mary Schumacher, Chief Operating Officer 

    Schumacher,_MaryMary Schumacher has extensive business and community leadership experience. She was a long-time volunteer with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and served on its Board of Directors before taking her position as Chief Operating Officer with the organization in January 2011. Before joining Habitat, Schumacher worked at Andersen Corporation for eight years, first as the Chief Technical Officer and later as a Senior Vice President and General Manager. She also worked for 10 years at Ecolab Inc. and 12 years at The Pillsbury Company. Schumacher served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Science Museum of Minnesota from 1997 to 2003.

    She earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and completed extensive executive training at Harvard, Penn State, and the Center for Creative Leadership. She is also a guest lecturer for the University of St. Thomas MBA program.

     
    Casey Scott, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 

    ACP_20140312_038Casey Scott has dedicated over 25 years to the nonprofit sector.  Before coming to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Casey worked for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities and Catholic Charities in various senior financial roles. Prior to his nonprofit experience, he worked at Land O' Lakes, Inc.  He currently is active on three non-profits in board and committee roles and previously chaired leadership functions at his church.  He is also active with the Nonprofit Financial Group and Financial Executives International.  Casey earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota and his MBA in nonprofit management from the University of St. Thomas.  Casey and his wonderful wife and four children live in St. Anthony.

    Chad Bouley, Vice President, Homebuilding 

    Bouley,_ChadChad Bouley’s involvement with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity began in 1996 as a volunteer. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management Chad became a Project Manager building office, retail, and warehouse and industrial facilities. Chad made the leap to become a staff member at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity in 2003 to make a difference for those less fortunate. Chad and his wife Lynda spend most of their free time volunteering at their church, girl scouts, and raising their five young children.

    Deqa Essa, Director of Human Resources

    Essa,_DeqaDeqa is responsible for the overall provision of Human Resources services; policies, recruitment programs, staff development, training, compensation, benefits, performance management to policies and procedures development for the entire TCHFH. She has over 18 years of progressive experience working in for- profit and non-profit organizations. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Saint Mary’s University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Holy Names University. Deqa is one of the founders of “Somali Women Without Borders” which empowers Somali women all over the world. She is also one of the founders of Rochester Math and Science Academy in MN and a past board treasurer.

    Cristen Incitti, Director, Family & Community Programs

    ACP_CristenAs Director of Family & Community Programs, Cristen Incitti leads the teams working towards our mission of ending poverty housing through Homeownership, Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention, Advocacy and Neighborhood Revitalization Initiatives and Global Engagement. Prior to joining Habitat in 2009, she worked in the field of higher education. Cristen holds a MA in Higher Education from The Ohio State University and is an active Global Village Team Leader, having led trips to Costa Rica and Mozambique recently. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and her daughter.

    Brian Juntti, Director of Marketing & Communications

    Juntti,_BrianAs the Director of Marketing and Communications, Brian Juntti is responsible for Habitat’s marketing communications activities (including communications planning, promotions, events, publications and marketing materials), media relations, and online presence (including social media and websites). He first became involved with Habitat as a work site volunteer, and in 2003 produced a video for the Hard Hat and Black Tie Gala about the new homeowners moving into Habitat’s Aspen Grove development in Burnsville. Before he worked at Habitat, Brian was a producer for Blue Earth Pictures. He is a member of the American Marketing Association and has been involved in the sponsorship committee of the Minnesota chapter. Brian has a BA in Theater Arts and Film & Media Studies from Hamline University, and an MBA with emphasis in Marketing & Entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas’s Opus College of Business.

    Kate Loe, Director of Donor & Volunteer Development

    ACP_KateLoeAs Director of Donor & Volunteer Development, Kate Loe leads a team responsible for volunteer programs and fundraising – corporate, faith-based, youth & school and in-kind partnerships, family and foundation grants and a portion of individual giving. Before joining the Habitat team in 2008, she spent more than eight years managing national client accounts. Kate holds a BA in communications from Gustavus Adolphus College. She is active with Leadership Twin Cities and the Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children.

    Doug Rudquist, Director of Construction

    dougDoug started his career at Habitat for Humanity in 2000. He is currently the director of construction overseeing field operations, warranty, and the panel plant. Prior to joining Habitat, he spent 21 years in the for-profit construction industry, running his own contracting business for nine of those years. He studied business at Willmar Community College from 1977-1979 before deciding that he preferred working in the construction field. Doug has a wife and one daughter and enjoys spending time at the family’s lake place in Wisconsin. He is an avid hunter and fisherman.

    Mike Nelson, Director of Land Development

    Mike Nelson joined Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity staff in 2000, serving in the capacity of Site Supervisor and Land Development Project Manager. Prior to joining the staff at TCHFH, Mike served three years in residential construction and over twenty year in sales, system engineering and project management experience in the information systems industry. Mike is responsible for locating and acquiring sites, planning, and budgeting property development.  Mike received his degree in finance from the University of St. Thomas.  He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and they enjoy the numerous running and bike trails.

    Where the money goes

    Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity strives to do the most good with every single dollar entrusted to us. Rest assured that a gift to support our mission creates an immediate and significant impact for the families and communities we partner with.

    88.8% Programs & Services, 8.3% fundraising, 2.9% Administration

    Every $1 you donate results in almost $2 of economic activity in our community.

    Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS. Tax ID Number: 36-3363171