Board of Director 2018 Nominee Bios

We are pleased to announce that we have 10 nominees for five open Board positions. Voting begins online and via mail on September 5, 2018. The new Inclusiv Board of Directors is announced at Inclusiv's Annual Conference, this year in Clearwater, FL.

Region One

Cheryl Fatnassi
Chief Executive Officer, Opportunities Credit Union (Winooski, VT)
Cheryl Fatnassi is the CEO and President of Opportunities Credit Union in Winooski, Vermont. Fatnassi was the COO for Opportunities until March of 2008, assuming her role as CEO after the retirement of Opportunities’ founder, Caryl Stewart. Fatnassi has over 38 years of experience working in financial services ... Read More

Region Two

James Hunter
Senior Vice President for Mortgage Lending, Hope Credit Union (Jackson, MS)
As Senior Vice President for Mortgage Lending, James Hunter provides leadership and direct oversight to HOPE’s mortgage division and strategic initiatives. Since Hunter’s arrival at HOPE in 2016, mortgage lending has increased by 117 percent, generating more than $50 million in loans across the Deep South, one of the most impoverished regions of the nation. ... Read More
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Judy DeLucca
Chief Executive Officer, New Orleans Firemen's Federal Credit Union (Metairie, LA)
Judy S. DeLucca joined The New Orleans Firemen’s FCU as a loan officer in March of 1980 and was named CEO of in 1989. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin CUNA Management School, Judy received her Certified Credit Union Executive designation in 1987. She is a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) and earned her Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expertise (CUERME)... Read More
Sander Casino
Senior Vice President of Finance, Local Government Federal Credit Union (Raleigh, NC)
Sander Casino is the SVP of Finance at Local Government Federal Credit Union, of Raleigh, NC. He oversees the credit union's investments, financial risk and asset-liability management as well as financial inclusion and community strategies programs. Sander would share with Inclusiv and its' members well over 21 years of financial institution experience. ... Read More

Region Three 

Armando Martinez
President/CEO, Texas Community Federal Credit Union (Kingsville, TX)
Armando is a dedicated advocate for low income and underserved communities, with 35 years of experience in banking and credit union management. He works to help individuals achieve financial independence and is a longtime champion of small credit unions. In 2009, he received a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) designation .... Read More 

Region Four 

Richard Romero
President and Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Credit Union (Seattle, WA)
Since joining Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union as President and CEO in 2012, Richard Romero has succeeded in raising the credit union’s net worth by more than two percent. As a result of the credit union’s improved financial position, he has been able to build his team’s ability to provide education and services to Seattle’s underserved communities .... Read More
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Robin Romano
Chief Executive Officer, MariSol Federal Credit Union (Phoenix, AZ)
Robin L. Romano currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of MariSol Federal Credit Union, a CDFI in Phoenix Arizona. She has been at MFCU for 20 years. Previously, she served as a Principal Examiner for NCUA for over 7 years. In addition to over 25 years in the Credit Union movement, Robin has worked in the banking and real estate industry for 30 years.  …  Read More 


Paul Phillips
President/CEO, Freedom First Federal Credit Union (Roanoke, VA)
Paul Phillips is President/CEO of Freedom First Federal Credit Union, where he has served since 1998. During Paul’s tenure, Freedom First has grown from a small employer-based credit union to a 52,000-member community-chartered credit union with assets of $525 million. With more than 70 percent of its membership considered low/moderate income, and a demonstrated commitment to serving community…  Read More
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Amy Nelson
President/CEO, Point West Credit Union (Portland, OR)
Amy Nelson is President and CEO of $105M Point West Credit Union, a CDCU and low-income designated credit union,  with a focus for serving microenterprise businesses, immigrants, minority and unbanked consumers. During the Great Recession, Amy played a pivotal leadership role in bringing Point West back from the brink of closure, transforming it to a thriving, values-driven cooperative serving highly underserved markets.  ... Read More 
Kathy Chartier
President/CEO, Members Credit Union (Cos Cob, CT)
Kathy Chartier became the first time full employee of Members Credit Union (MCU), formerly Greenwich CT Teachers Federal Credit Union, when she took the position of manager in 1987. The credit union has grown to be a full service $29M community development credit union, serving not only teachers but the underserved in Fairfield County. Through Kathy’s leadership, MCU has become a Juntos Avanzamos credit union.... Read More 

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