Board of Directors

All directors are staff members or volunteer officials of their credit unions, ensuring that Inclusiv always remains accountable to the grassroots institutions that make up our membership. Click here for a list of Board Responsibilities.

Nominations are open for the 2021-2022 Board Election. Click here for information on the nomination process.

2020-2021 Executive Committee

Richard Romero
Chair, Inclusiv Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer, Seattle CU (Seattle, WA)-Region 4
As the leader of one of the oldest credit unions in Seattle, Richard Romero has placed a focus on leading an organization that focuses on making sure EVERYONE prospers and not just those with easy access to financial services. Over recent years, he has led his organization into areas that focus on populations that are mostly ignored by financial institutions by becoming... Read more

Paul Woodruff
Vice Chair, Inclusiv Board of Directors

Vice President, Community Development, St. Louis Community Credit Union and Executive Director, Prosperity Connection (St. Louis, MO)-Region 3

Paul Woodruff serves as the Vice President of Community Development for St. Louis Community Credit Union (SLCCU) and Executive Director of SLCCU’s affiliate non-profit, Prosperity Connection. In these capacities, he is charged with overseeing and guiding the strategic direction for numerous community outreach initiatives supported by both organizations... Read More

Brenda Dominguez
Treasurer, Inclusiv Board of Directors
Chief Lending Officer, Guadalupe Credit Union (Santa Fe, NM)-At-Large

Brenda Dominguez brings over 25 years of working in financial institutions; 18 of those years in credit unions and 15 years in leadership with other organizations. Currently Chief Lending Officer for Guadalupe Credit Union (GCU), Brenda is part of Guadalupe’s Executive Management team and directs all lending aspects of the business in alignment with... Read More

Angela Morrison
Recording Secretary, Inclusiv Board of Directors
Community Development Manager, Meritus Credit Union (Lafayette, LA)- Region 2

Angela Morrison was named Meritus Credit Union’s first ever Community Development Manager in 2019. Since joining in 2016, Angela led the effort to earn CDFI certification, as well as to re-brand the credit union from Lafayette Schools to Meritus Credit Union. Angela is responsible for developing high impact community outreach programs, events and communication... Read More

Eddie Alicea
Corresponding Secretary, Inclusiv Board of Directors
Executive President, Cooperativa La Sagrada Familia (Corozal, PR)- Region 1

Eddie W. Alicea Sáez is Executive President of Cooperativa La Sagrada Familia, having worked his way up from IT Manager and Director to his current position in 2012. He has over 25 years of experience in banking management, small business development, sales, customer service, and products and loan portfolio management... Read More

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Cheryl Fatnassi
Representative, Opportunities Credit Union (Winooski, VT)-Region 1

Cheryl Fatnassi is the former CEO and President of Opportunities Credit Union in Winooski, Vermont from 2008 until 2019. Cheryl was the COO for Opportunities until March of 2008. She has over 38 years of experience working in financial services and was formerly Senior VP for IT Systems & Planning at Banknorth Group, where she managed technology... Read More

Michele Franqui Baquero
Executive President, CamuyCoop (Camuy, PR)-Region 1
Michele Franqui Baquero has a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Strategic Leadership. Her extensive knowledge of the Cooperative Principles is sustained with more than 33 years of training and experience in the Puerto Rican Cooperative Movement. Michele began working at the Camuy Savings and Credit Cooperative in 1987... Read more

Shasta Leininger
Premier Client Services Manager, OnPath FCU (Harahan, LA)-Region 2
Shasta is the Premier Client Services Manager at OnPath Federal Credit Union. With 15 years of experience in the credit union industry. Formerly Chief Development Officer at New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union, she has worked in various departments including marketing, business development, community development, member service, financial counseling...Read more.

Armando Martinez
Supervisory Committee, Empower Community Development FCU (Houston, TX)-Region 3

Armando is an active advocate for small credit unions. He values collaboration for the greater good of the credit union movement and passionately believes that the beauty of our work, as small credit union advocates, is the reality that large credit unions were once small and growth can be achieved with vision and a plan particular to our individual credit unions. In 2009... Read More

Jackie Moore
Chief Executive Officer, Faith Community United Credit Union (Cleveland, OH)-Region 3

As CEO of Faith Community United Credit Union, Jacqueline Moore has oversight of all of Faith’s retail operations, investments, compliance, and outreach, which call for her to work directly with and oversee reporting to regulatory agencies, elected officials, marketing firms, and a variety of other entities. During Ms. Moore’s history with Faith, she has been a vital part... Read More

Jack Lawson
President and Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Federal Credit Union (Missoula, MT)-Region 4

Jack Lawson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Federal Credit Union, a $550 million credit union in Western Montana. Clearwater Federal Credit Union is Montana’s second largest credit union and its largest Treasury Department certified CDFI. The credit union’s 160 employees serve... Read More

Robin Romano
Chief Executive Officer, MariSol Federal Credit Union (Phoenix, AZ)-Region 4

Robin L. Romano currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of MariSol Federal Credit Union, a CDFI in Phoenix Arizona. She has been at MFCU for 20 years. Previously Ms. Romano served as a Principal Examiner for NCUA for over 7 years. Prior to NCUA was the Loan Manager for Western Horizons Federal Credit Union... Read More

Paul Phillips
President and Chief Executive Officer, Freedom First Federal Credit Union (Salem, VA)-At-Large

Paul Phillips is President/CEO of Freedom First Federal Credit Union, where he has served since 1998. During Paul’s tenure, Freedom First has grown from a small employer-based credit union to a 47,000-member community-chartered credit union with... Read More

Ed Sivak
Executive Vice President – Policy and Communications, Hope CU (Jackson, MS) - At-Large
Ed Sivak is the Chief Policy and Communications Officer for Hope Credit Union (HOPE). As a member of HOPE’s executive team, Sivak leads the teams that drive the organization’s policy and advocacy agenda; and its communications with members, community partners, investors, media and other stakeholders. Since 2016, Sivak has been an active member of the... Read more.

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