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Six Local Leaders Join Our Board of Directors

Six Local Leaders Join Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity welcomes Paul Delahunt as the newly elected Board Chair, in addition to six new board members. The new cohort joins as the organization begins a new strategic plan focused on advancing racial equity in housing.

Our newest board members are the following:

  • Charles Grossman, History Instructor, Breck School
  • Jeffrey Hayden, Senior Government Relations Specialist, Fredrikson & Byron
  • Jim Mulrooney, Senior VP, Director of Commercial Banking, Bremer Bank
  • Bruce Paradis, Retired GMAC/RFC CEO and Community Volunteer
  • Kate Shibilski, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Vikings
  • Godson Sowah, Global Client Executive and EY Business Consulting, Ernst & Young

Paul Delahunt, Community Volunteer and retired President of Renewal by Andersen, began his term as Board Chair. Delahunt will lead an executive committee that includes the following:

  • Nash Shaikh, Director, Chief of Staff to the President and CEO at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, serving as Vice Chair
  • Eric Skalland, Chief Financial Officer and EVP, Capital Markets at United Properties, serving as Treasurer
  • Keiko Sugisaka, Partner at Maslon, LLP., serving as Secretary
  • Sharon Sayles Belton, VP Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, serving as Past Chair

Learn more about Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's board leadership and see a complete list of the Board of Directors.

More About the Newest Board Members

Bruce Paradis

Bruce Paradis, Retired GMAC/RFC CEO and Community Volunteer

Prior to his retirement, Bruce Paradis served as the CEO of GMAC/RFC (Residential Funding Corp). He joined RFC in 1983 (employee # 26) as marketing director and grew along with the company. Bruce is a seasoned executive with a demonstrated history of creative growth and faithful stewardship of people and resources. During his career, he also became experienced in finance, marketing, and organizational leadership.

Additionally, Bruce was a founding Board Member of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation. The organization was formed with the purpose of providing independent, effective assistance for at-risk homeowners. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Minnesota State University and received an Executive Education in Finance, Marketing, and Organizational Leadership from the Wharton School.


Jim MulrooneyJim Mulrooney, Senior VP and Director of Commercial Banking, Bremer Bank

Jim Mulrooney leads the Commercial Banking team that focuses on serving the financial needs of large for-profit, nonprofit, and municipal clients. He began his career at Wells Fargo in Government Relations, later leading a multistate team of bankers for Wells Fargo’s Government Banking. He is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).

He has also served as Relationship Manager for middle market specialty groups and business banking. Jim’s commitment to community service and diversity runs deep. He has served on several community boards, including the Minnesota Children’s Museum, and is a past chair of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree in political science from Saint John’s University (Collegeville, Minnesota), and his Master’s degree in political management from The George Washington University.


Charles GrossmanCharles Grossman, History Instructor, Breck School

Charles Grossman has served as History Instructor at the Breck School since 2007. He also leads a two-week Habitat for Humanity build every year. Charles serves as a mentor for new faculty at the Breck School. Additionally, he helped develop a new interdisciplinary teaching program, teaching courses with religion and math teachers.

Previously, Charles worked as the Head Teacher at the Rooftop Mayeda Campus, where he designed an original literacy-based honors course for seventh grade World History and eighth grade American History for a diverse inner-city population with multiple learning styles. Charles graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Colorado Boulder.


Godson SowahGodson Sowah, Global Client Executive and EY Business Consulting, Ernst & Young

Godson Sowah is a leading executive in the Business Consulting practice of Ernst & Young LLP (EY). With more than 15 years of consulting experience, Sowah advises executive management and leadership teams at public and private companies.

He has an extensive scope of responsibility and a track record of delivering exceptional client services.  Additionally, Godson is a community leader and an advocate for youth education, leadership, and career empowerment. Godson holds active certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), and Certified Information System Auditor (CISA). He is an MBA alum of Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management and undergraduate alum of Luther College.


Jeff Hayden

Jeffrey Hayden, Senior Government Relations Specialist, Fredrickson & Byron

Jeffrey Hayden brings the perspective of an experienced State Senator with a demonstrated history of working collaboratively within the state legislature and various state agencies to his government relations and policy work.

Jeff’s work during more than 12 years as a three-term State Senator and two-term State Representative, as well as his professional background in housing policy, provides him with a deep understanding of the legislative process and relationships with key stakeholders. He has prior career experience as a county services worker, housing advocate, and nonprofit manager. He attended Bethel University and Metropolitan State University.


Kate Shibilski

Kate Shibliski, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Vikings

Kate Shibilski has been with the Vikings since 2014 and moved into her current role in 2020. She oversees all accounting and finance functions of the team and has played a critical leadership role in the organization's budgeting and financial planning throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

In her new role, she is responsible for continued leadership of the Vikings' finance and accounting functions, as well as U.S. Bank Stadium operations, and will work in partnership with the development of Viking Lakes. Shibilski began her career in public accounting, spending six years at Deloitte & Touche. After beginning in the accounting function focused on technical compliance and process development for strategic initiatives, she transitioned into developing and leading the new standard of financial planning for and performance management of all U.S. retail stores. A native of North Mankato, Minnesota, Shibilski graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

Build Forward Together Strategic Plan

Learn more about Build Forward Together, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s five-year strategic plan designed to expand homeownership opportunities, advance racial equity, and engage the community to strengthen our foundation.

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