“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up.” — Nelson Mandela
Bridgette provides administrative support to the Foundation’s chief financial officer (CFO) and the finance and administration team. Her position requires a combination of focus, flexibility, and creative problem-solving—and rock-solid organization and project management skills.
With more than 30 years of experience as an administration professional in nonprofit and for-profit organizations, she brings passion, attention to detail, and strong communication skills to the Foundation. She’s excited to be part of an organization focused on dismantling the systems that have held back Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC) communities for centuries.
Bridgette has worked in numerous senior-level administrative roles, most recently at the Center for Economic Inclusion in St. Paul, MN— the nation’s first organization dedicated exclusively to closing racial employment, income, and wealth gaps, and building racially inclusive and equitable regional economies. She was the executive assistant to the founder and CEO, and to the VP of employer services and consulting.
She holds a bachelor’s from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul and a Mini MBA for Nonprofit Organizations from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. She describes herself as a behind-the-scenes person who enjoys having one-on-one conversations with coworkers about growth and development, social justice, and social enterprise.
Drawing on her spirituality to keep her grounded, Bridgette enjoys watching sports, keeping up with important social justice issues, and—most especially—spending time with her family, including twin grandsons.