Role of Black Credit Unions in Addressing Racial Equity
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Cathie Mahon, President & CEO, Inclusiv
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 Department of Consumer Affairs where she started and led New York City’s Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE). NYC’s OFE was the first local government initiative in the nation with a mission aimed expressly at helping to educate, empower and protect low income residents to help them make the most of their financial resources. Ms. Mahon was a co-founder of the Cities for Financial Empowerment Coalition and Fund and remains an active Board member. Ms. Mahon has worked as a consultant on issues of community development, financial empowerment and asset building. She was the founding coordinator of the Asset Funders Network and served as a lead researcher for the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. She learned about credit unions and CDFIs first as an intern at Self Help Credit Union and then as a Program Officer and then Director of Policy and Program Development at Inclusiv. She has served on the Boards of the Lower East Side People’s FCU and Transfiguration Parish FCU. Ms. Mahon earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University in Durham, NC and a Master’s of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Angela Morrison, Community Development Manager, Meritus Credit Union
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 materials that promote the credit union's partnership with the community; as well as developing long term partnerships that increase access to financial literacy/counseling.
Angela has 30 years of experience in community development and public relations. Prior positions include: Lafayette Parish School System’s first Director of Community Collaboration and Partnerships; United Way of Acadiana's Volunteer Center Director and Chief of Community Impact; and Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs for UL Lafayette. Angela recently joined Hospice of Acadiana's Foundation Board.