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.

2019-2020 Executive Committee


Jack Lawson
Chair, Inclusiv Board of Directors

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

Carla Decker
Vice Chair, Inclusiv Board of Directors

President and Chief Executive Officer, DC Credit Union (Washington, DC)-Region 1

Carla Decker joined DC Credit Union (formerly called District Government Employees Federal Credit Union) as President/CEO in 2001. Chartered as an employer-based credit union, DCCU later acquired a community charter intended on serving the Latino population in Washington, D.C. Carla advanced DCCU’s community...  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

Paul Woodruff
Recording Secretary, 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

James Hunter
Corresponding Secretary, Inclusiv Board of Directors
Director of Real Estate Lending, New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union, (Metairie, LA) - Region 2

James Hunter is Director of Real Estate Lending at New Orleans Firemen's FCU. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President for Mortgage Lending at HOPE, where he provided leadership and direct oversight to HOPE’s mortgage division and strategic initiatives. During his tenure, mortgage lending increased by 117 percent, generating more than $50 million in loans... Read More

2019-2020 Directors

Eddie Alicea
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

Cheryl Fatnassi
Chief Executive Officer, Opportunities Credit Union (Winooski, VT)-Region 1

Cheryl Fatnassi is the CEO and President of Opportunities Credit Union in Winooski, Vermont. Fatnassi was the COO for Opportunities until March of 2008, assuming her role as CEO after the retirement of Opportunities’ founder, Caryl Stewart. Fatnassi has over 38 years of experience working in financial services... Read More

 Shasta Leininger
Relationship Development Officer, On Path Federal Credit Union ( Harahan, LA) – Region 2

Shasta Leininger is Relationship Development Officer for On Path Federal Credit Union. Previously, she was the Chief Development Officer for New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union (NOFFCU). With over 10 years of experience in the credit union industry, she oversaw  marketing, business development, financial counseling, community development and... 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

Sheilah Montgomery
Board of Directors, 1st Choice Credit Union (Atlanta, GA)-At Large

Sheilah Montgomery currently serves as Secretary of 1st Choice Credit Union Board of Directors. For four decades, Sheilah has been advancing the mission of the credit union movement, while increasing the economic viability of individuals and communities. She is a retired credit union President/CEO... 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

Angela Morrison
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

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

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 in Mesa, Az. In addition to over 25 years in the... Read More

Richard Romero 
President and CEO, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union (Seattle, WA)-Region 4

Richard Romero is an architect of financial performance and cultural transformation. He’s also an ardent believer in the cooperative approach to banking.Since joining Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union as President and CEO in 2012, he has succeeded in raising the credit union’s net worth by more than two percent. As a result of the credit union’s improved.....  Read More


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