Leadership

Katherine Sims-Delgado, Executive Director

Katherine, joined Care in Action Minnesota in the beginning of 2020, serving as Program Coordinator. In this time she set up new mechanisms that have nearly doubled CIAM’s capability for impact. Katherine is a self-directed and driven nonprofit development professional that knows how to take a vision and make it reality through sound strategy development. She is equipped with a comprehensive background leading community organizing, donor engagement, events, and cross-functional teams to ensure success and achieve goals.

She received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Hamline University and has nearly a decade of non-profit experience across a broad range of community and national human service organizations. Katherine developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector as a young beneficiary of various community services. Experiencing transient housing throughout her childhood, she became passionate about empowering homeless and foster youth, particularly those impacted by abuse.

In her early work with Habitat for Humanity, she managed volunteers to restore/build homes, while analyzing community needs and working to develop practical and effective program delivery. During her time there, she saw more clearly the ways in which opportunities for economic mobility can vary substantially from one county to the next, and came to realize the importance of enabling intergenerational mobility at the local level. This experience also instilled in her a deep appreciation for how nonprofits and individuals can work to improve quality of life as a means for reducing inequities.

Board of Directors

Merrill Zieman, Board President

Merrill Zieman is a psychologist with forty years of experience working primarily in the Dakota County child protection program. He has extensive experience managing human service and mental health programs and organizations.

Peter Singer, Founder

Peter Singer, MSW, LICSW, is the Founding Director of Care in Action Minnesota. Pete has over 27 years’ experience working with trauma in a variety of settings, including schools, group homes, foster care, home-based services, outpatient therapy, law offices, and more. He currently serves as the Lead Consultant/Trainer for Advanced Trauma Consulting. He has worked extensively with families, teens, and children who have experienced trauma, including maltreatment, medical trauma, assault, violent loss, and captivity. Peter is a Licensed School Social Worker, Registered Circle of Security – Parent Educator, and Board-Approved Supervisor. He is also a member of the National Child Protection Training Center’s Speaker’s Bureau. 

Andrew Morcomb, Secretary

Andrew Morcomb is the Care in Action Minnesota board foster family representative. He and his wife Gabrielle have been active foster parents in Washington County, Minnesota, for the past four years. Andy is currently pursuing a master’s degree in nonprofit administration from Metropolitan State University in hopes of taking a more active role in protecting vulnerable children in the future.

Mark Mellana, Treasurer

Mark Mellana is an investment professional with over a 30-year track record of: direct investing, asset management, corporate restructuring, and Board of Director roles in all types of energy companies and projects. He worked with General Electric for twenty-one years, providing private equity and debt investments in energy and infrastructure assets and companies. He has been recognized for building collaborative relationships with management teams, co-sponsors, and customers. Mark has served on numerous Board of Directors and in a variety of roles, including: governance, risk management, operations, and finance.