Sheila Otto Phillips, Senior Program Officer

Sheila currently works as a Senior Program Officer for the Foundation.  She brings both programmatic and administrative experience from several nonprofits, including The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, and Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  Sheila joined the team at RMSFF in June 2017 and enjoys her role as a “utility player.” She is involved in a wide variety of work within the Foundation, including, but not limited to, relationship building with nonprofit partners, data management, Power of 100 Women Who Care program management, and evaluation efforts.  

Sheila holds both an undergraduate degree in International Affairs and an MBA, with a focus in nonprofit administration, from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.  

Sheila lives in St. Paul with her husband, Eric, and son, Louie. Sheila enjoys gardening, practicing yoga, is an avid fan of the Olympics and the Minnesota Lynx, and participates in a women’s recreational basketball league.  She is always on the lookout for new restaurants and neighborhood hot spots!