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Olubunmi Fadase Parks, Director of Operations

Bunmi is a nonprofit and HR professional with a passion for people and workplaces that value them. 

Bunmi’s professional career spans 15 years as her earliest professional work began as an undergraduate student at Grand Valley State University’s human resources department.  She’s held progressive human resources leadership roles, most recently serving as Senior Human Resources Generalist for a specialty chemicals company.

Bunmi graduated from Grand Valley State University with both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources and a Master of Public Administration Degree with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management & Leadership.  She holds the CNP (Certified Nonprofit Professional) designation through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, as well as SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resources Management – Certified Professional) & PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certifications.

Raised in Metro Detroit, Bunmi’s passion for the community has been a constant theme in her life.  She began serving at a young age and has continued that servant-leadership throughout her adult life. 

 Having recently relocated from West Michigan, her past community involvement includes board service for Kids Food Basket and Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore where she led the HR Committee.  Bunmi spends her free time actively engaged in raising her two children Bailey and Benjamin with her partner Brian and looks forward to getting more involved in community service in Detroit.