2020 Board Nominees

2020 Inclusiv Board of Directors Nominees

Inclusiv is pleased to announce that we have seven nominees for five open Board positions. Voting begins online on September 9, 2020. The new Inclusiv Board of Directors will be announced at Inclusiv's 2020 Virtual Conference on October 28.

Region 1

Carla Decker
President & Chief Executive Officer, DC FCU (Washington, DC) - Region 1
Carla Decker has been President & Chief Executive Officer of DC Federal Credit Union since 2001.  Under her leadership, DC FCU attained the Community Development Financial Institution designation from the U.S. Department of Treasury.  The credit union is also designated by the National Credit Union Administration as Low Income, and a Minority Depository Institution. Carla advances DC FCU’s mission of financial inclusion by... Read more.

Michele Franqui Baquero
Executive President, CamuyCoop (Camuy, PR) - Region 1
Michele Franqui Baquero has a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Strategic Leadership. Her extensive knowledge of the Cooperative Principles is sustained with more than 33 years of training and experience in the Puerto Rican Cooperative Movement. Michele began working at the Camuy Savings and Credit Cooperative in 1987. Her dedication to work and excellence in her duties have been recognized... Read more.

Region 2

Shasta Leininger
Premier Client Services Manager, OnPath FCU (Harahan, LA) – Region 2
Shasta is the Premier Client Services Manager at OnPath Federal Credit Union. With 15 years of experience in the credit union industry. Formerly Chief Development Officer at New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union, she has worked in various departments including marketing, business development, community development, member service, financial counseling and advocacy...Read more.

Region 3

Paul Woodruff
Vice President of Community Development, St. Louis Community CU (St. Louis, MO) - Region 3
Paul Woodruff serves as the Executive Director of Prosperity Connection and Vice President of Community Development for St. Louis Community Credit Union (SLCCU). In these capacities, he is responsible for managing strategic initiatives which fund, support, and advance interventions designed to decrease racial and economic inequity throughout the St. Louis region. During his tenure, he has built a robust, data-informed financial coaching program, launched... Read more.

Ruben Cisneros
Chief Operations Officer, Border FCU (Del Rio, TX) - Region 3
Ruben Cisneros brings over 26 years of experience in the credit union industry and within the cooperative movement. At present he is the Chief Operations Officer for Border Federal Credit Union and is part of the credit union's Senior Management team. He is directly responsible for overseeing all branch operations, lending, member service and collections departments, and the Financial Counseling department in alignment... Read more.

Region 4

Richard Romero
Chief Executive Officer, Seattle CU (Seattle, WA) - Region 4
As the leader of one of the oldest credit unions in Seattle, Richard Romero has placed a focus on leading an organization that focuses on making sure EVERYONE prospers and not just those with easy access to financial services. Over recent years, he has led his organization into areas that focus on populations that are mostly ignored by financial institutions by becoming a CDFI, LDI and Juntos Avanzamos Credit Union. Additionally, his credit union has led... Read more.


Ed Sivak
Executive Vice President – Policy and Communications, Hope CU (Jackson, MS) - At-Large
Ed Sivak is the Chief Policy and Communications Officer for Hope Credit Union (HOPE). As a member of HOPE’s executive team, Sivak leads the teams that drive the organization’s policy and advocacy agenda; and its communications with members, community partners, investors, media and other stakeholders. Since 2016, Sivak has been an active member of the Inclusiv Government Affairs Committee, and has been a presenter at several Inclusiv... Read more.

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