Spotlight on Credit Unions Serving Asian American, Native Hawaiian
and Pacific Islander Members
Join us on Tuesday, May 24 at 2:00 PM ET!
May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, And Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Inclusiv invites you to celebrate with us on Tuesday, May 24 at 2:00 pm ET. We want to highlight the importance of providing financial services to Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders as well as addressing existing wealth gaps within these communities. To help us start this conversation, we will be joined by Michael Chan, Board Chair of Northeast Community FCU; Fred Docdocil, Branch and Business Development Coordinator, Mabuhay CU, a division of Nikkei CU; and Charity Texeira Figuerres, CEO/Manager, Lanai FCU who will share how their credit unions intentionally engage with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander members. This webinar will provide Inclusiv members with an opportunity to share information, ask questions, and learn how to continue being champions for financial equity and inclusion.
Meet the Speakers
Michael Chan, Board Chair, Northeast Community Federal Credit Union
Michael Chan is currently the Board Chair of Northeast Community FCU which is a US Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), serving unmet financial service and lending needs of Limited English Proficient (LEP) and low- to moderate-income disadvantaged populations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, Northeast Community has total assets of over $11.5 million and is expanding its in-language and culturally diverse financial services and lending to its targeted populations, particularly Limited English Proficient Asian populations.
Michael A. Chan was previously president of ASIAN, Inc., a nonprofit community development corporation that has been empowering diversity by creating opportunities for underserved Asian Americans and other underserved minorities in Northern California for nearly five decades. As a native San Franciscan, Mr. Chan began at ASIAN, Inc. as a neighborhood planner and later developed and managed affordable housing projects, assisted expanding minority small businesses, chartered a community development credit union, Northeast Community FCU, and initiated green sustainable programs in zero waste and in alternative renewable energy. He received a Master’s Degree in City Planning and Bachelor's in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Fred Docdocil, Branch and Business Development Coordinator, Mabuhay Credit Union, a division of Nikkei Credit Union
Fred Docdocil is the Branch and Business Development Coordinator for Mabuhay Credit Union, a Division of Nikkei Credit Union which is the first full-service financial institution to specifically serve the Filipino and greater Community in Southern California with their financial service needs. Fred is a passionate community leader, currently serving as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Carson, CA. He is a member of the 2022 cohort for the Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment Leadership Institute and has been instrumental in spearheading various community events in Carson, CA such as the Alliance Against Asian Hate Rally/Vigil and the #DefendOurElders Self Defense workshop, along with Free Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics and Census Outreach efforts.
In addition, Fred is actively involved in a number of community organizations including the Filipino Community of Carson, the UCI Filipino American Alumni Chapter, and the National Federation of FilAm Associations. He is the President of the Philippine Independence Day Foundation, Inc.; a Founding Board Member and President Emeritus of the FilAm Chamber of Commerce of SouthBay LA Area; the Vice President of Kagay-anons of Southern California; the Treasurer of the Filipino Young Leaders Program; an Executive Board Member for the Coalition of FilAm Chambers of Commerce, Inc., and a Household Head and Speaker for Couples for Christ SoCal Chapter B-1. Fred has also been recognized as the Top Outstanding Pilipino (TOP Award) for Community Leadership by MAXX Promos Productions Inc.; Outstanding FilAms by the Philippines Children’s Charities, Inc.; FilAm of the Year by the Filipino Influential Leaders and Mentors, and the 2022 AAPI Heritage Month recognition by the LA County Sheriff Department Community Advisory Council.
Charity Texeira Figuerres, CEO/Manager, Lanai Federal Credit Union
In May of 2015, Charity Texeira Figuerres was honored with the opportunity to assume the role as the CEO/Manager of the Lānaʻi Federal Credit Union. A fourth-generation island resident and 1995 Lānaʻi High School graduate, Charity served in various management capacities prior to her current position. Her experiences included: General Sales Manager for the Lānaʻi Visitors Bureau, Director of Purchasing & Special Projects for the Royal Lahaina Resort on Maui, and Director of Distribution & Logistics for Castle & Cooke Resorts Lānaʻi.
Established in 1938, the Lāna’i Federal Credit Union, originally known as HAPCO Lāna’i Federal Credit Union, was organized to serve the employees of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company, on the island of Lāna’i, Hawaii. Lāna’i was once the largest pineapple plantation, producing 90% of the world’s pineapple during the 1950s – 1970s. Over the years, agriculture began to diminish throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Lāna’i’s pineapple production ceased completely in the 1990’s, transitioning to the industry of hospitality and tourism. To date, the Lāna’i Federal Credit Union has a total of $37.7 million in assets, serving the multi-cultural community of the island with a population of a little over 3,000 residents.
At the start of her tenure in the credit union movement, Charity enrolled in the Western CUNA Management School, graduating with the Pi Class of 2018. Charity has served her community in various organizations over the years, most currently, she serves as the Executive Vice President of the Lāna’i Filipino Community Coalition, as well as Director for the Lāna’i Chamber of Commerce Board. Wearing many hats in her role, including being one of the only Notary Public officials on the island, Charity maintains a deep passion to serve the members in her tight-knit community.
Questions about the webinar? Please contact Monica Copeland, MDI Network Director, at email@example.com.