Inclusiv Celebrates Women's History Month:
Celebrating the Impact and Stories of Inclusiv Women in Leadership
Join us on Wednesday, March 30 at 3:00 PM ET!
Inclusiv is honored to host an authentic and courageous conversation with CDCU women leaders as we conclude Women’s History Month.
Join Inclusiv virtually on Wednesday, March 30th at 3 PM ET at Celebrating the Impact and Stories of Inclusiv Women in Leadership, a roundtable honoring diverse women leaders in the community development credit union movement. Resources and practical tips for how we can #breakthebias will be shared as well as how the advancement of women and more inclusive cultures in our credit unions and communities can be attained.
Meet the Speakers
Angela Morrison, Community Development Manager, Meritus Credit Union and Inclusiv Board Member
Angela Morrison is the Community Development Manager for Meritus Credit Union. Her prior positions have been with Lafayette Parish School System, United Way of Acadiana, UL Lafayette Alumni Association, Lafayette Consolidated Government and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Acadiana. Angela began her tenure with Meritus Credit Union at the onset of 2015 as the Business Development Officer. She was named Marketing Supervisor in that same year. As supervisor, she assisted the executive team to undergo a rebranding and name change for the credit union, previously named Lafayette Schools Credit Union. She also led efforts to earn the credit union the Community Development Financial Institution Certification. In 2019, Meritus created the Community Development Department in response to gaining its certification in 2016 and Angela was named the first manager. During her tenure Angela has earned certification from CUNA as a Certified Credit Union Manager, Credit Union Certified Marketing Executive and Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor. She currently serves as a board member for Inclusiv (representing Region 2 and Recording Secretary).
Samira Rajan, CEO, Brooklyn Cooperative FCU
Samira Rajan has been CEO of Brooklyn Coop Federal Credit Union since Sept 2008 and Executive Director of the credit union's 501c3 affiliate, Grow Brooklyn since its founding in 2007. She has been with the credit union from its first year when she served as an Americorp*VISTA volunteer. After the year of service was complete, she joined as full-time staff in 2002 as Loan Officer and has taken on increasing levels of responsibility ever since. In 2010, Samira was recognized by Crain’s New York magazine as one of New York City’s top 40 business ‘rising stars’ under the age of 40, a testament to her leadership of the credit union during an extraordinarily difficult time for any financial institution. Her educational background includes a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MPP from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She was raised in Queens, New York, and currently lives in Brooklyn.
Diane Sandoval-Griego, Chief of Financial Empowerment, Guadalupe CU
Diane Sandoval-Griego is the Chief of Financial Empowerment at Guadalupe Credit Union, where she has worked for 15 years. She is very passionate about identifying needs in the communities of her state of New Mexico, which is ranked second highest for poverty in the US. She founded and leads a financial coaching team that reaches seven counties of northern New Mexico providing financial solutions to community members and offering access to safe and fair financial services to the unbanked and the underbanked.
As part of her work, Guadalupe Credit Union has partnered with the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Institute with their microloan program to encourage farmers to invest in and expand their businesses. Diane Sandoval-Griego shared, “I have witnessed such amazing projects that were accomplished with funding provided by the SFFMI microloan program. I look forward to joining the Board, as GCU and SFFMI continue working together to bring funding support to more farmers and ranchers in northern NM.”
Mary Beth Spuck, CEO, Resource One CU
Mary Beth Spuck is the Chief Executive Officer at Resource One Credit Union. Prior to joining Resource One in 2017, Mary Beth was the CAO at TwinStar Credit Union where she oversaw Human Resources, Employee Development, Facilities, Operations, and Administration. In addition to being the CAO at TwinStar, Mary Beth was the CEO of The Paragon Consulting Group, a wholly owned CUSO. Mary Beth’s expertise in leadership, sales, member service, collaboration, and project management was honed over two decades within the financial services industry. Mary Beth earned her B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington and her M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. In 2005, she graduated from Western CUNA Management with honors. Mary Beth is a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE), a Philippines Development Educator (PhDE), an International Credit Union Development Educator (I-CUDE), and a Certified Senior Executive (CSE). Mary Beth is involved with numerous organizations including: The Cornerstone League Foundation, CU Resources, Inc., CU Benefits Alliance, NACUSO, Filene’s Think Tank, Vogel Alcove and Bankable Fintech.
Cathi Kim, Director, Inclusiv/Capital, Inclusiv (Moderator)
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, and impact design to help credit unions strengthen their double bottom line of financial growth and community impact. Prior to her work at Inclusiv, Cathi worked on housing and immigrant rights campaigns and complex civil litigations.