Staff


Leadership

Cathie Mahon
President/CEO
cmahon@inclusiv.org

Cathie Mahon oversees all of Inclusiv’s programmatic and investment activities. Ms. Mahon was selected as the President/CEO following a nationwide executive search and joined Inclusiv on October 1, 2012. She is committed to continuing Inclusiv’s role of bridging the credit union movement to the community development field, promoting financial inclusion and identifying and connecting credit unions to unserved and untapped markets and... Read More

Eben Sheaffer
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Investment Officer
esheaffer@inclusiv.org

Eben Sheaffer is Inclusiv’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Eben is responsible for Inclusiv's Inclusiv/Capital, the Mortgage Center and Inclusiv operations and IT. For the past three years Eben has 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...  Read More

Pablo DeFilippiCUDE
Senior Vice President, Membership and Network Engagement
pablo@inclusiv.org

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 domestic and international arena. Originally from Chile, DeFilippi came to the US in the early 90s and... Read More

Pamela OwensCUDE
Senior Vice President, Organizational Development & Capacity Building
powens@inclusiv.org

As Vice President of Programs, Pamela Owens oversees Inclusiv’s Initiatives, supporting CDCUs’ delivery of products and services to underserved communities through training, innovative product development, and technical assistance. Ms. Owens leads the Building Economic Strength Together (BEST) Disability Outreach Initiative and the Cooperative Finance Leadership for America (CFLA) Program. She joined Inclusiv to develop and coordinate Inclusiv’s CDCU Institute™ ...  Read More


 

Vernice Arahan
Program Officer
varahan@inclusiv.org

As the Program Associate, Vernice Arahan provides logistical and outreach support for Inclusiv’s various initiatives to promote and enhance the financial capability and access to safe financial products of unbanked and underbanked communities. Prior to Inclusiv, Vernice worked with the Bureau of Space and Design and Office of Refugee and Immigrant Affairs in the New York City Human Resources Administration ... Read More

Jack Baker
Director, CDCU Mortgage Center
jbaker@inclusiv.org

Jack Baker started his career in mortgage finance in 2002 and has held various executive management positions including VP of Sales with Aurora Bank and AVP of Mortgage Operations at Citibank. Most recently he served as Production Manager with a mortgage lender specializing in both ITIN mortgages and multi-state down payment assistance programs. In his VP of Sales role, Jack created a successful retail start-up operation that originated over $35mm per month in conforming loans within three months...  Read more

Sharon Bernard

Sharon Bernard
Office Operations Manager
sbernard@inclusiv.org

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 10 years of office management experience, having first served as Office Manager for Inclusiv from 1994-2004, before embarking on a career as an elementary school teacher... Read More

Yash Buddhadev
Data Analyst
ybuddhadev@inclusiv.org

Yash Buddhadev is Data Analyst and is responsible for executing Inclusiv’s consumer and member analytics strategy. Yash joined Inclusiv in December 2017 and works directly under the guidance and support of Fintech Director Blake Myers. His work focuses on all the data analytics based projects that Inclusiv is currently working on, helping to empower Inclusiv's data analytics vision to serve better to the low and moderate income communities and provide access to safe and affordable financial products.  ... Read More

Jules Epstein-Hebert
Program Officer, Membership Services
jhebert@inclusiv.org

Jules Epstein-Hebert is the Program Officer for Membership Services 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 Facilitator for a workforce development organization dedicated to improving the lives of Brooklyn residents through affordable housing... Read More

Anna Foote
SE Regional Director, On the Rise Financial Center|
AFoote@inclusiv.org

Anna Foote oversees the Atlanta-based On The Rise Financial Center, providing financial literacy services to residents in Atlanta’s most economically depressed communities. Anna has over 30 years working in all roles within credit unions in Atlanta.  She is the former Vice President of 1st Choice Credit Union and former CEO of Bond Community Credit Union, both members of Inclusiv.  Most recently Anna worked almost 15 years as Vice President of Operations for Coca-Cola Credit Union, serving over 14,000 members world-wide.... Read More

Regina Grant
Program Manager, On the Rise Financial Center
rgrant@ontherisefc.org

Regina Grant currently serves as the Program Manager for On the Rise Financial Center, a financial empowerment initiative of Inclusiv in Atlanta, Georgia. In her role as Program Manager, she is able to apply her skills and expertise to provide a high level of specialized service to the residents of Atlanta’s Westside community. As the Center’s Program Manager, Regina leads the delivery of one-on-one financial counseling and coaching following the Pathways to Financial Empowerment model, and the delivery of group financial education with local partners and stakeholders... Read More

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Kristin Kepplinger
Communications Officer
kkepplinger@inclusiv.org

Kristin Kepplinger joined Inclusiv as Communications Officer in July 2017 and is responsible for executing Inclusiv’s national communications strategy and for facilitating multi-channel engagement and cultivation of stakeholders among the media, a diverse practitioner field and social impact investors. She has held prior communications roles in nonprofit, political campaign and PR agency settings, where she has overseen communications strategy, media relations, web/social media,... Read More

Cathi Kim
Director, Inclusiv/Capital
cmkim@inclusiv.org

Cathi Kim is the Director of the Inclusiv/Capital at the Inclusiv. Cathi’s work at Inclusiv focuses on portfolio management and researching financial trends and services to low-and moderate-income communities. Prior, Cathi worked on housing and immigrant rights campaigns and complex civil litigations. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and...Read More

Andrea Lally
Accounting and Compliance Specialist
alally@inclusiv.org

As the Accounting and Compliance Specialist, 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 to the Member Credit Unions over the phone. Andrea has over 20 years ...Read More

Blake Myers
Director, Fin Tech
bmyers@inclusiv.org

In his role as Director of FinTech, Blake Myers leads Inclusiv initiatives related to business lending and core banking systems. Blake is responsible for developing the strategy for broader utilization of business lending solutions, and identifies and expands resources to build a robust business lending platform for Inclusiv members. For core banking, Blake monitors the core system needs of  Inclusiv members and analyzes the core processor and third-party vendor market place for new opportunities. Blake’s role also includes... Read More

Michelle Parker
Program Officer
mparker@inclusiv.org

Michelle Parker is Inclusiv’s Program Officer. In that role, she oversees the implementation and expansion of programs and tools that advance financial empowerment and expand financial inclusion in low-income and underserved communities. Prior to joining Inclusiv, Ms. Parker was a senior analyst at Callahan & Associates where she ... Read More

Lela Ragbar
Junior Accountant
lragbar@inclusiv.org

Lela Ragbar is the Junior 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

Clarissa Ritter
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

critter@inclusiv.org

Clarissa Ritter is Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Inclusiv, where her responsibilities include Inclusiv’s communications and increasing the visibility of Inclusiv’s programs. She joined Inclusiv in 2013 with 15+ years of corporate and agency marketing experience in financial services, publishing and retail. After working with UNICEF on grassroots fundraising and education in the US at the start of her career, Clarissa moved to...Read More

Ann Solomon
Director, Strategic Initiatives
asolomon@inclusiv.org

Ann Solomon is the Strategic Initiatives Director at the Inclusiv. In that role, she leads design and implementation of innovative programs and products to increase the financial capability of low-income people through credit unions, including Inclusiv’s Pathways to Financial Empowerment initiative. Ms. Solomon also facilitates....Read More

René A. Vargas Martínez
Program Officer
rvargasmartinez@inclusiv.org

René A. Vargas Martínez is a Program Officer at Inclusiv. In that role, 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 underserved communities in Puerto Rico, supporting their efforts to advance the island’s recovery efforts....Read More

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