Board of Directors

Inclusiv’s Board of Directors is elected by all policy members at our Annual Meeting.  All are either staff members or volunteer officials of their credit unions, ensuring that Inclusiv always remains accountable to the grassroots institutions that make up our membership.

The Board of Directors chooses its officers, who make up the Executive Committee.  Officers serve renewable one-year terms.

Click here for a list of Board Responsibilities.

2022-2023 Executive Committee

Richard Romero
Chair, Inclusiv Board of Directors

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... Read more

Robin Romano
Vice Chairman, Inclusiv Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer, MariSol Federal Credit Union (Phoenix, AZ) - Region 4

Robin L. Romano currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of MariSol Federal Credit Union, a CDFI in Phoenix Arizona. She has been at MFCU for 20 years. Previously Ms. Romano served as a Principal Examiner for NCUA for over 7 years. Prior to NCUA was the Loan Manager for Western Horizons Federal Credit Union... Read More

Blanche L. Jackson
Treasurer, Inclusiv Board of Directors
CEO, Stepping Stones Community FCU (Wilmington, DE) - Region 1

Blanche L. Jackson is currently the CEO of Stepping Stones Community Federal Credit Union, with the primary responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day operations and implementing products and services that are needed to provide financial stability in the city of Wilmington. She has been the mentor of Stepping Stones since 2009 and instrumental in its chartering in 2011. She was the Executive Vice President... Read more.

Ed Sivak

Corresponding Secretary, Inclusiv Board of Directors
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... Read more.

2022-2023 Board of Directors


Aurelio Arroyo González
Executive President,
Cooperativa Jesús Obrero (Guaynabo, PR) - At-Large

Mr. Arroyo González has a BA in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus; completed all required courses for a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus; and has an MBA in Finance from the Interamerican University, Metropolitan Campus. In 2005, Mr. Arroyo became an administrative staff member of Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Jesús Obrero in Guaynabo... Read more.

Kathy Chartier
President/CEO, Members CU (Cos Cob, CT) - Region 1

Kathy Chartier became the first full-time employee of Members Credit Union (Members), formerly Greenwich, Connecticut Teachers Federal Credit Union, when she took the position of manager in 1987. The credit union, under her leadership, has grown from a $7 million teachers credit union to a full-service $40 million CDFI, serving not only teachers but the underserved in Fairfield County... Read more.


Michele Franqui Baquero
Executive President, CamuyCoop (Camuy, PR) - Region 5
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... Read more


Hank Hubbard
President/CEO, One Detroit CU (Detroit, MI)
- At-Large

Since becoming CEO in 1991, Hank Hubbard has focused on expanding 1DCU’s presence in the community and growing the credit union’s product offerings, with an emphasis on financial empowerment and inclusion. Among his recent innovations are an auto loan bailout, which later became Refi My Ride, a loan refinancing program that has saved Detroiters more than $5 million on... Read more.

James Hunter
Chief Diversity Officer, New Orleans Firemen’s FCU (Metairie, LA) - Region 2

James Hunter directs the cultural diversity and community inclusion efforts for New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union.  As a certified credit union manager, financial counselor, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) mastermind, he actively partners with management and leadership to embed DEI and the credit union difference into every strategic initiative. As the executive director of The Faith Fund, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, Hunter is committed to serving the underserved by providing...Read more

Jack Lawson
President and Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Federal Credit Union (Missoula, MT) - At-Large

Jack Lawson has been member of the Inclusiv Board of Directors since 2014, serving as Board Chair for 6 of those years.  He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater Credit Union, an $850 million credit union in Western Montana.  Clearwater is Montana’s second largest credit union and its largest Treasury Department certified CDFI.  The credit union’s 170 employees serve... Read More

Jackie Moore
Chief Executive Officer, Faith Community United Credit Union (Cleveland, OH) - Region 3

As CEO of Faith Community United Credit Union, Jacqueline Moore has oversight of all of Faith’s retail operations, investments, compliance, and outreach, which call for her to work directly with and oversee reporting to regulatory agencies, elected officials, marketing firms, and a variety of other entities. During Ms. Moore’s history with Faith, she has been a vital part... Read More

Luis Pastor
Representative, Latino Community CU (Durham, NC) - At-Large

Luis Pastor is the representative of Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU). He is the former President/CEO of LCCU. He was asked to become president of the CDCU in 2000 after serving as a volunteer. Under Luis’ leadership, LCCU developed a uniquely tailored, full range of bilingual financial products and services to help its members enter the financial mainstream and thrive fiscally. Today, LCCU is an international model for inclusion and immigrant...Read more


Nereida Seda Vargas
Executive President, Cooperativa A/C de Lajas (Lajas Coop) (Lajas, PR) - Region 5

Nereida Seda Vargas has a Master Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. As a professional, she has dedicated more than 25 years to public service and cooperative movement. For 7 years worked as an examiner of cooperatives for the COSSEC. Since 2017 she has held the position of Executive President of Lajas Coop. A cooperative over $80M in Assets and a CDFI, located in the southwest of Puerto Rico and with two branches...Read more

Paul Woodruff
Vice President, Community Development, St. Louis Community Credit Union and Executive Director, Prosperity Connection (St. Louis, MO) - Region 3

Paul Woodruff serves as the Vice President of Community Development for St. Louis Community Credit Union (SLCCU) and Executive Director of SLCCU’s affiliate non-profit, Prosperity Connection. In these capacities, he is charged with overseeing and guiding the strategic direction for numerous community outreach initiatives supported by both organizations...  Read More

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