Leadership Team

Derrick Griggs was appointed Chief Executive Officer on September 2020. 

Prior to joining NHSNYC, Mr. Griggs served as the Chief Operating Officer at Monmouth County’s largest non-profit community & real estate development organization, the Affordable Housing Alliance. There he directed the development of over 200 housing units (including two LIHTC developments,) the creation of AHA’s Community Action Agency and the Homeless Shelter for Adults and was instrumental in growing total assets five-fold to over $100 million. 

Mr.Griggs attended Rutgers University on the James Dickson Carr Scholarship where he obtained a BS in Finance. While working in finance, he attended Rutgers to pursue an MBA in Management & International Business. In 2016, Mr. Griggs was chosen as one of 50 leaders for the prestigious 18-month “Achieving Excellence Program” at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, which he completed in 2018. 

Rashidat Jimoh has served as Controller at NHSNYC since November 2017. She started with the organization in 2010 as an accountant and has more than a decade of experience in accounting, with particular strength in preparing and analyzing financial reports and streamlining processes for effective and efficient deliverables. She previously held the position of NHSNYC’s Loan Portfolio Manager between 2015 and 2017. Currently as the Controller, Ms. Jimoh’s goal has been to help the organization run efficiently and at low cost while monitoring to ensure that there is adequate revenue to cover expenses. She also manages external relationships with other organizations, government agencies, and private entities. Ms. Jimoh started her career in Nigeria as an accountant. She was a Manager at an oil and gas servicing company before she relocated to the U.S. in 2008.

Ms. Jimoh is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a BA in Accounting from Baruch College. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria. Ms. Jimoh is currently working on obtaining her master’s degree in taxation from Baruch College.

Patricia Primo serves as Director of Homeownership and Lending Services, she has been with the organization since 2008. Ms. Primo is responsible for overseeing all first-time homebuyer programs offered through NHSNYC’s Homeownership Center. She also manages NHSNYC’s limited-equity housing cooperative technical assistance and foreclosure counseling programs.

Prior to joining NHSNYC, Ms. Primo worked in the mortgage industry for over 13 years. Her background includes work with Chase as a mortgage processor/junior underwriter, Citibank as a Community Mortgage Officer, and Washington Mutual as a Mortgage Sales Manager. Ms. Primo has a Degree in Public Communication from the University of Guyana. She also has a Certificate in Credential and Substance Abuse and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Medgar Evers College.

Delia Edwards-Holmes serves as Director of Human Resources at NHSNYC and joined the organization in 2016. Ms. Edwards-Holmes is a Human Resources professional with experience in the full spectrum of HR services. In her role at NHSNYC, she focuses on all HR disciplines including Employee Relations, Benefits Coordination, Human Capital Management, and Payroll Coordination.

Prior to entering the not-for-profit field, Ms. Edwards-Holmes spent over ten years as a Human Resources Director in the private sector working at Tritium Card Services, Inc. During her time with Tritium, Ms. Edwards-Holmes managed benefits, onboarding, training, payroll, recruiting, and compliance with all labor laws and regulations. In addition, she was responsible for Licensing Compliance in all states where Tritium Card Services was licensed to work. Ms. Edwards-Holmes completed her undergraduate studies at Bernard M. Baruch College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration in Human Resources Management.

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