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Leadership Staff Bios

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Chris Coleman
President & CEO

Chris Coleman joined Twin Cities Habitat after serving as Mayor of St. Paul from 2006 to 2018. As Mayor, Chris was a champion for economic development, education, and racial equity. From 2013 to 2014, Chris was the President of the National League of Cities, a bi-partisan coalition of leaders from across the country. Prior to his election as Mayor, Chris was an investment advisor for RBC and he served for six years on the St. Paul City Council. Chris was born and raised in St. Paul and earned bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Minnesota. He and his wife, Connie, have two adult children, Molly and Aidan.

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Pamela Wheelock
Chief Operating Officer

Before joining Twin Cities Habitat in 2017, Pam Wheelock was VP of University Services at the University of Minnesota. Pam has also served as Interim President and CEO at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, a VP at the Bush Foundation, and Executive VP and CFO for Minnesota Sports and Entertainment, the MN Wild’s parent company. She was Director of Planning and Economic Development for St. Paul, and later was Commissioner of Finance for the State of Minnesota under Governor Jesse Ventura. Pam earned her bachelor’s degree in history from St. Catherine University and a master’s in applied economics from Marquette University in Milwaukee.

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Robyn Bipes-Timm
VP, Loan Fund & Mortgage Lending

Robyn Bipes-Timm leads Habitat’s mortgage lending and is president of Habitat’s wholly-owned nonprofit lending subsidiary, TCHFH Lending, Inc. Prior to Habitat, Robyn led the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund’s affordable housing programs and lending for rental housing and homeownership for nearly a decade. She currently serves as the president of the Minnesota Home Ownership Center Board of Directors and is co-chair of the Minnesota CDFI Coalition. She earned a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and a BA from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and is a licensed mortgage broker and realtor.

Now Recruiting: Chief Financial Officer

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is now recruiting a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Position Profile includes an organizational overview, a historic timeline, background on our current strategic plan, and the key responsibilities and requirements for the position.

Click below to view the position profile. Please direct all inquiries to info@cohentaylor.com.

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Chad Bouley
Vice President, Homebuilding

Chad 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.

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Cathy Lawrence
VP, Resource Development & Community Engagement

Cathy Lawrence leads Resource Development, which includes fundraising and volunteer programs; Communications and Marketing; and Advocacy. Before joining Habitat, Cathy served as the VP and CDO for Planned Parenthood MN, ND, SD and also served as the Development Director for Twin Cities RISE!. Cathy has a long history in small-business management and consulting, was a staff member for the late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, a legislative lobbyist for several business and advocacy groups and has worked on numerous political campaigns.  She has a B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a law degree from William Mitchell School of Law.

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Brian Juntti
Sr. Director, Marketing & Communications

Brian Juntti joined Twin Cities Habitat in 2004, and leads the team responsible for Twin Cities Habitat's marketing, communications and events activities. Before Habitat, Brian was a producer for a Minneapolis-based film and video production company. He is a member of the American Marketing Association and the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association, and the steering committee for the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Twin Cities program. Brian has a BA in Theater Arts and Film & Media Studies from Hamline University, and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas's Opus College of Business. Brian lives in Plymouth, Minnesota with his wife and their two daughters.

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Kate Loe
Sr. Director, Resource Development

Kate Loe joined Habitat in 2008 and leads the teams responsible for Fundraising and Volunteer Programs. Kate’s team oversees 30,000 volunteer days per year and fundraising activities including corporate, faith-based, and in-kind partnerships, family and foundation grants, and special builds. Kate is also a Global Village Team Leader and has led a group on a Habitat build in Costa Rica. Kate holds a BA in communications from Gustavus Adolphus College and prior to joining Habitat, she spent 8 years managing national client accounts for a market research company. She is a troop leader with the Girl Scouts and serves on the steering committee for Leadership Twin Cities. 

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Shereese Turner
Sr. Director, Programs & Services

Shereese Turner leads the Programs and Services division, which includes Homeownership, Coaching, Neighborhood Revitalization, Foreclosure Prevention, and A Brush with Kindness. Before joining Habitat in 2018, Shereese was Director of Programs and Operations at Twin Cities R!SE for 11 years. She is an inspiring, passionate leader who builds bridges with community partners and advocates for underrepresented communities. Shereese is a co-founder of the Stop the Violence Bring the Unity Movement and serves on boards at Bridging Inc. and NCRC. She has a degree in Public/Non-Profit Management from Metropolitan State University and a Master’s in Health and Human Services from St. Mary’s University. Shereese is married with three adult children, her dog Roxy, and resides in the Twin Cities.

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Tim Jacobson
Director, Human Resources

Tim Jacobson joined the Habitat team in fall of 2016 as Director of Human Resources. In this role, Tim heads up the development and execution of the HR strategic plan through the key functions of people, policy, and process. He holds a Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services and is a certified HR professional through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Prior to joining Habitat, Tim spent 8 years in various HR capacities with Target Corporation and Urban Homeworks. Tim lives in New Brighton with his wife and their two daughters.

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Mike Nelson
Director, 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.

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Ryan Robinson

Ryan has worked with nonprofit organizations for over 11 years. He started with Twin Cities Habitat in September 2016 as the Controller and is very excited about making an impact with the community through this role. He has previously worked with two large CPA firms, performing nonprofit audits and other financial engagements throughout the Twin Cities and Southern California. Ryan earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Azusa Pacific University and is a licensed CPA. He is married to Laura and they have three sweet little children. Ryan spends his free time with them, playing soccer, camping and at church activities.

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Doug Rudquist
Director, Construction

Doug 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.