Here’s a look at the experience, expertise, and skill sets of SHIFT’s team members.
Patsy Bartley has extensive years of non-profit and for profit executive leadership, strategic, operational, business management and development experience. She provides consultative guidance for quality organizations and is known for creating environments that enable individuals and teams the opportunity to identify, build on and value existing strengths, identify and address areas for further focus and improvement, and critically assess what is needed for sustainability.Read more
Patsy received her BS from the University of Minnesota in Interpersonal, Public and Organizational Relations and an Executive MBA from the University of St. Thomas. Patsy has served on the Executive Committee for the Community Health Fund; the Greater Twin Cities United Way Council of Agency Executives (CAE); the CAE Executive Committee; Co-Chair of the CAE Non Profit Capacity Building Initiatives; the Neighborhood Health Care Network (NHCN) Board of Directors; Board of Directors Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs MACMHP), member of the MACMHP Advisory Committee for Statewide Telehealth Implementation; AgriWellness Board of Directors; Hennepin County Behavioral Health Providers Advisory; Hennepin County Crisis Response Advisory; the Advisory Committee for the Center for Families in North Minneapolis; Advisory for Compass 180 as well as other community based organizations.
Board of Directors
SHIFT Board Chair
Midternships Program Chair
Jay Haapala has worked and served in the Minnesota nonprofit sector for 15 years. His connection to SHIFT began at Minnesota Children’s Museum with an effort to recruit older adults as volunteers. The project utilized SHIFT’s innovative Midternship Program model.
He’s currently the Associate State Director of Community outreach at AARP Minnesota. Read more
Previously, Jay spent a term as president of the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration.
For 24 years, Lisa Sabourin worked at Ameriprise Financial: 13 years in Internal Audit (finance, IT and operations), followed by 12 years in Retirement Services (product/program/ management).
After graduate work at the University of St. Thomas, Lisa joined Securian Financial Management Services — a project management and process improvement internal consulting group. She then chose to transition from the for-profit to non-profit world. That’s when she found SHIFT.
In 2012, Lisa started as a volunteer at the Dorothy Day Food Shelf: a role that turned into temporary employment as the Food Shelf supervisor until the Food Shelf shuttered. She’s currently employed at The Food Group as program coordinator for The Fare For All program.
Fanchon Barnes has over 20 years of leadership experience and a demonstrated record of excellence with a Fortune 50 corporation leading security and Risk Management strategies, crisis response, loss prevention operations, investigations, and budget management. She is known for mitigating financial and legal risks, talent selection, team development, and community outreach and partnerships.
Fanchon has been recognized for her countless efforts toward diversity executive recruitment emphasizing inclusion and her outstanding team development. In addition to her role with SHIFT, she also serves on the Board of Directors as the 2nd Vice President of the International Organization of Black Security Executives (I.O.B.S.E) Read more
Susan is a seasoned technology executive with a track record of successfully crafting and implementing business-driven strategies that fuel sustained growth. Her passion is leading organizational and cultural transformation initiatives that help companies thrive, with a special focus in new market entry or expansion.
Having multiple industry experience, Susan has consulted in several diverse environments including an SDVOSB technical group, a work-life transformation firm, an online education system and a luxury travel management company. Prior to her consulting work, Susan held executive positions with global Read more
Susan’s passion for volunteering includes board leadership and governance roles in nonprofit organizations like CompTIA and the National Cristina Foundation, in addition to her position with SHIFT. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota.
Valton Henderson currently serves as the Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. He is responsible for establishing strategic direction and accountability standards within the company regarding the implementation and measurement of a comprehensive diversity/inclusion strategy. His employment history at Blue Cross includes prior service as a senior employee relations consultant and a senior human resources business partner. He is a seasoned professional who possesses over twenty (20) years of experience in the areas of employee relations, labor relations, diversity & inclusion and performance management.
Valton believes in community service, and is actively engaged with boards and committees of the following organizations: The Minnesota Council of Churches, the Minnesota Resource Center, the Twin Cities Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable, and Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly and St. Peters A.M.E. Church. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc.
He spends his spare time singing with the Metropolitan Male Chorus of Minnesota, a multi-racial, multi-generational chorale groups which preserves the varied art forms contained in African-American music.
Kathleen Murray, CLC
Kathleen Murray is a Life & Career coach, blogger, trainer, and workshop leader. Her mission is to help people find more fulfilling careers than the ones they’re currently in and make the impact they want to make. She does this through in-person, online, group and one-on-one coaching. She has created successful workshops and online courses and programs including an 8-week online course called Never Work Again: How to Live Your Purpose and a 90 day group coaching program for beginning entrepreneurs called Jumpstart Your Business. In addition she provides training and workshop facilitation for AARP’s Life Reimagined workshops, College Possible train the trainer sessions, the Minnesota Workforce Center, Women Winning candidate training and numerous career transition groups.Read more
Caty Reid Jirik
Caty has been the director of the United Way 2-1-1 service (formerly First Call for Help) for over 24 years. Her tenure with United Way spans over 30 years. She assisted in the development and implementation of 2-1-1 statewide in Minnesota and continues to assist in the rollout of 2-1-1 nationally. During more than 33 years at Greater Twin Cities United Way, Caty Jirik has repeatedly and exponentially expanded services and developed funding for complex multi-agency programs. Caty now serves as both the Director of Community Impact Operations and the Director of United Way 2-1-1, which provides free and confidential health and human servicesRead more
Inspiration: “We all do better when we all do better.”—Paul Wellstone
What working in this community means to me: There isn’t a single one of us that isn’t invested in and part of our fellow man, woman, child, community. There isn’t a single one of us that doesn’t need support and encouragement and help sometimes.
Mary has worked for Ramsey County since 1988. Her first 15 years with the county were as the Volunteer & Activities Director at the Ramsey County Care Center. Currently Mary is the Coordinator of Volunteer Services for the Health & Wellness Service Team.
An active volunteer herself, Mary was a member of the East Side Lions Club for 7 years, and served on the Board of Directors of Gifts for Seniors and the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration.
Mary graduated Summa Cum Laude from Concordia University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and Communication
Philomena Morrissey Satre
Past Board Chair
Employer Relations Chair
Philomena is VP of Diversity and Inclusion for Wells Fargo, and the lead consultant for Advocacy and Marketplace work. She has worked with 72 Diversity and Inclusion networks and five diversity councils in 15 states, focusing on recruitment, retention and reputation, and ROI. In partnership with Hamline University and the U.S. State Department, she led a Middle East Fellows peace and economic development project.
Philomena holds a degree in Public Administration and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a Master of Arts degree in organizational leadership from St. Catherine University. She has been recognized by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal as a Woman Change Maker and Minority Advocate. She was also named as one of the Minnesota Business Real Power 50 and received The Lifetrack Shining Star award for her efforts championing work life and wellness education at Wells Fargo.