Staff


Leadership

Cathie Mahon
President/CEO

Cathie Mahon has led Inclusiv since 2012 overseeing a period of dramatic growth and expansion of the organization and network. She is committed to the Inclusiv mission of promoting financial inclusion and building more inclusive economies through community owned and controlled financial institutions. Ms. Mahon previously served as Deputy Commissioner at the NYC... Read More

Eben Sheaffer
CFO

Eben Sheaffer is Inclusiv’s Chief Financial Officer. From 2010 to 2013 Eben served as the President of Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union, a $9 million full-service credit union and Inclusiv member located in New York, NY. Eben also serves as the Board Treasurer for the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union. Eben began his career in the investment industry in 1999...  Read More

Pablo DeFilippiCUDE
Executive Vice President, Inclusiv Network

Pablo DeFilippi leads Inclusiv’s membership development and engagement strategies and manages Inclusiv/Network, a network of community development finance practitioners that provide valuable consulting services to CDCUs. Mr. DeFilippi has more than 20 years of experience in community finance, working with regulated financial institutions both in the... Read More

Pamela OwensCUDE
Senior Vice President, People and Organizational Development

Pamela Owens has over 20 years of experience supporting community development credit unions' delivery of products and services to underserved communities. Ms. Owens has accomplished this with special attention to innovative product development, training, and technical assistance. Since joining Inclusiv, a major focus of her work has been capacity building for small and faith-based credit unions...  Read More
Ann Solomon
Senior Vice President, Inclusiv Next

Ann Solomon is Senior Vice President of Inclusiv Next. In that role, she leads design and scaling of innovative products, platforms and systems that enable community development credit unions to expand their impact in LMI communities and communities of color. Prior to joining Inclusiv, Ms. Solomon was a researcher in sustainable and responsible investing and previously developed affordable housing for low-income...Read More

Susanne James
Senior Vice President, Inclusiv Capital

Susanne James is the Senior Vice President of Inclusiv/Capital. She was the first Director of Capitalization Program at Inclusiv (formerly NFCDCU). A graduate of Dartmouth College, she joins Inclusiv after more than 20 years of executive management roles in social and economic justice nonprofits, Government and Philanthropy. Her career has focused on capacity building, infrastructure, and community development...Read More

Alexis Iwanisziw
Senior Vice President, Policy and Communications

Alexis Iwanisziw leads Inclusiv’s policy and communications strategies. Prior to joining Inclusiv, Ms. Iwanisziw served as Chief of Staff to the President at Low Income Investment Fund and was previously the Deputy Director of New Economy Project. She began her career in the Research and Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Ms. Iwanisziw is also a volunteer board and supervisory committee member of the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union. She holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics...Read More

 

 


 

Neda Arabshahi
Vice President, Inclusiv Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy

Neda Arabshahi is Vice President of the Inclusiv Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy. In this capacity, she is working to build a network of credit unions committed to designing and scaling solutions to climate change, with a goal of promoting affordable and sustainable energy for all people. Neda has over 17 years experience in the clean energy and sustainability space. Most recently she served as Chief Operating Officer... Read More

Sharon Bernard

Sharon Bernard
Office Operations Manager

Sharon Bernard is Office Operations Manager and manages the administrative and operational day-to-day activities for the organization. In partnership with senior management, she implements the strategic vision of the organization to enhance infrastructure and ensure increased process efficiency in furtherance of Inclusiv’s key strategic goals. Sharon has more than... Read More

Ahmed Campbell
Director of Lending Development

Ahmed Campbell is Inclusiv's Director of Lending Development. With more than 30 years in the Credit Union industry, Ahmed served as a Business Development Consultant supporting Inclusiv’s Capital and Mortgage teams. He is responsible for driving the growth of CDFI community development lending business lines and supporting the capacity of members to build and grow their operations through secondary capital... Read More

Monica Copeland
MDI Network Director

Monica is the MDI Network Director at Inclusiv. In this role she manages initiatives providing technical assistance and resources to help strengthen and grow Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) as well as implementing special projects involving financial capability and financial technology. Prior to working at Inclusiv, Monica was a Senior Program Manager on the children’s... Read More

Jules Epstein-Hebert
Director of Membership, Growth and Partnership

Jules Epstein-Hebert is the Director of Membership, Growth and Partnership and provides operational support for Inclusiv/Network consulting engagements. Jules's previous experience includes serving as a research analyst at a consulting firm where he conducted qualitative reviews for the development of city and state teacher guidelines. He also has recent experience as a Life Skills... Read More

Anna Foote
Senior Operations and Compliance Specialist

As Senior Operations and Compliance Support Specialist, Anna Foote assists with the day-to-day operations and compliance support needs for credit unions and stays current with credit union compliance requirements. She offers Inclusiv member credit union technical assistance, education and compliance training, business development... Read More

Sareek Hosein
Program Officer

As the Program Officer, Sareek oversees Inclusiv’s financial empowerment activities and works directly with community development credit unions and other organizations to provide them with programs and tools that advance financial empowerment and expand financial inclusion in low-income and underserved communities... Read More

Ashley Hunter
Communications Officer

Ashley Hunter is Inclusiv’s Communications Officer, handling digital communications needs, including membership emails, website maintenance, social media and marketing materials. Previously, Ashley worked on the administrative sides of corporate video production and performing arts higher education and... Read More

Taylor Kelly
Program Associate, Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy

Taylor Kelly is a part of Citi’s Service Year Program where she join Inclusiv’s Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy as a Program Associate. After the 1 year program with Inclusiv, she will join Citi’s Institutional Client Group as an Operations & Technology analyst. Taylor graduated from the University of Maryland with... Read More

Cathi Kim
Director, Inclusiv/Capital

Cathi Kim is Director of Inclusiv/Capital. Cathi's work at Inclusiv is focused on connecting CDCUs to capital to strengthen their double bottom line of financial growth and community impact. Her role includes leading underwriting, market analysis and strategy development, advising on credit union regulations, business planning... Read More

Hannah Kramer
Senior Program Officer

Hannah Kramer is a Senior Program Officer at Inclusiv’s Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy. In this role she serves as a strategic advisor to the Center’s rapidly growing network of community financial institutions helping them to build accessible and affordable clean energy financing solutions in underserved communities... Read More

Fiona Laird
Program Associate, Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy

Fiona Laird has deep interest in the intersection of equity, the economy, and sustainable economic development. She majored in Economics with a concentration in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. Fiona joins Inclusiv from Leaders’ Quest where she managed logistics for experiential leadership programs to help companies align... Read More

Andrea Lally
Director of Credit Union Operations and Compliance

As the Director of Credit Union Operations and Compliance, Andrea provides a range of Member services, including but not limited to technical assistance, education and compliance training, auditing, and accounting support services to Inclusiv Member Credit Unions.  In addition, Andrea is responsible for promoting and helping grow the CDCU Help Desk by providing support... Read More

Pavan Makhija
Controller

Pavan Makhija is the Controller at Inclusiv, with responsibilities as part of the Finance team to manage the accounting and financial reporting for the organization. He is a seasoned finance leader, bringing over 15 years of diverse experience across the investment banking and non-profit worlds. He most recently led the Finance function at Womankind, a non-profit focused...Read More

 

Chriselle Martinez
CDFI Program Director

Chriselle Martinez, PhD is the CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) Program Director. Chriselle brings an extensive background in community development with a central focus on Credit Union community and partnership development. Chriselle centers her work, in the Inclusiv value “financial inclusion and empowerment is a fundamental right.”... Read More

Keyshla Molina Zayas
Program Associate, Puerto Rico Network

Keyshla Molina is a Program Associate at Inclusiv Puerto Rico Network. In that role, Keyshla supports the programs that promotes the financial inclusion and initiatives to build a network of credit unions serving underserved communities in Puerto Rico. Previously, Keyshla has worked with the Asociación de Ejecutivos de Cooperativas de Puerto Rico as an Executive Director, developing academic programs... Read More

Bob Mundy
Director, Inclusiv/Mortgage

Bob is the Director of Inclusiv/Mortgage having previously served as Inclusiv's Underwriting Consultant. He brings over 20 years of real estate experience as a loan specialist, processor and underwriter in both New York City and Los Angeles. Bob also co-founded The Mortgage Department, LLC which processed and underwrote... Read More

Lela Ragbar
Staff Accountant

Lela Ragbar is the Staff Accountant at Inclusiv and provides accounting assistance. Lela’s previous experience includes a position as the Accounts Payable Coordinator for The Salvation Army. There, she helped resolve discrepancies with vendors, entered data into accounting software, and prepared reports... Read More

Peter Rubenstein
Director of Technology and Innovation

Peter Rubenstein is Inclusiv’s Director of Technology and Innovation. In this role, Peter  leads strategy and execution of our Inclusiv/Technology initiatives which leverage technology and impact data to expand financial inclusion in underserved communities. Peter joined Inclusiv in 2020 after spending 10+ years creating, marketing and operating, through a nationwide...Read More

Kyiakhalid Ruiz
Director of Communications

Kyiakhalid (Kyia) Ruiz is Inclusiv’s Director of Communications in charge of designing strategic messaging that amplifies and promotes Inclusiv’s innovative financial and community initiatives.  Bringing varied experience from non-profits to government to Fortune 100 firms, Kyia takes pride in developing content that engages, educates, motivates, and inspires...Read More

Wendy Soria
Credit Union Operations and Compliance Specialist

Wendy Soria is Inclusiv's CU Operations and Compliance Specialist. She comes to Inclusiv with more than 15 years of cooperative and credit union experience. Wendy specializes in forensic accounting, corporate reconciliation, internal controls, budgeting along with other unique accounting skills. She also has extensive experience in working with the NCUA on trouble credit unions.  Wendy started her career with...Read More

Jennifer Thomson
Development Manager

Jennifer Thomson, Development Manager at Inclusiv, has over 15 years of experience in the field of community development finance and microfinance.  Her work with community development credit unions started with a year of Americorps/ VISTA service at the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union (LESPFCU).   In the field of microfinance, Ms. Thomson managed a loan fund for rural women...Read More

René A. Vargas Martínez
Director, Puerto Rico Network

René A. Vargas Martínez is Inclusiv's Director, Puerto Network. He was previously a Senior Program Officer at Inclusiv. René is tasked with advancing financial inclusion for Hispanic and immigrant communities by overseeing the engagement and expansion of a national network of credit unions serving these communities. He also oversees an initiative to build a network of credit unions and cooperativas serving... Read More

 

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