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Twin Cities Social Cohesion Initiative 

Richfield Leadership Network (RLN) is a project of The Twin Cities Social Cohesion Initiative (TCSCI) which was founded in 2019 by Dirk Ficca. The organization was initially supported by the GHR Foundation, which was created in 1965 by Gerald ‘Gerry’ and Henrietta ‘Hanky’ Rauenhorst, founders of the Opus construction companies.

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Dirk Ficca, Founder of TCSCI
1955 - 2021

BJ Skoog

Richfield Leadership Network

Founder & Executive Director

  • 2023 City of Richfield Edwina Garcia Community Builder Award recipient

  • 2022 Richfield Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award recipient

  • Lifetime Richfield resident

  • BA from Bethel University

  • Professional experience in youth development,

    education, and community engagement

  • Richfield Community Services Commission Member              

       & Art Commission Liaison

Contact: | 612.581.0874 | LinkedIn

BJ Skoog

Richfield Leadership Network
Board of Directors

RLN's current Board consists of the original members from TCSCI's Board, as well as newly chosen individuals representing Richfield as residents and/or business owners.

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Tamara Stark - Chair

Original TCSCI Board Member

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Rori Coleman-Woods

Richfield Resident

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Husniyah Dent Bradley

Richfield Resident

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Emmanuel Blackshear

2018 Richfield Graduate

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Niel Ritchie - Treasurer

Original TCSCI Board Member

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James Medina

Richfield Resident

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Jared Shepherd

Richfield Resident

Kalie Johnson

Kalie Johnson

Richfield Resident

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Doug Mork - Secretary

Original TCSCI Board Member


Arun Motilall

Richfield Business Owner

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Alanna Simone Tyler

Original TCSCI Board Member

Community Advisors

These individuals, all with significant positive influence within the city, have agreed to act as community advisors for RLN. Their personal and professional experience will provide additional guidance for the day-to-day work and future goals of the nonprofit. 

Richfield Leadership Network has collaborated
with the following organizations:

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