Board of Directors

Inclusiv’s Board of Directors is elected by policy members.  All are either staff members or volunteer officials of their credit unions, ensuring that Inclusiv always remains accountable to the 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.

2023-2024 Executive Committee

Robin Romano
Chair, Inclusiv Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer, MariSol FCU (Phoenix, AZ) - Region 4

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 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
Vice-Chair, 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.

Nereida Seda Vargas
Treasurer, Inclusiv Board of Directors
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

Ed Sivak
Recording 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.

James Hunter
Corresponding Secretary, Inclusiv Board of Directors
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

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


Jama Haynes
CEO, Southern Teachers & Parents FCU (Baton Rouge, LA) - Region 2

Jama Haynes is the Chief Executive Officer of Southern Teachers & Parents Federal Credit Union in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The credit union has served its membership for 84 years. Under her leadership, the credit union has made many technological advances, expanded loan programs, and adopted a credit score analysis program to aid members in saving money, improving their credit score, and allowing them to compete...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

Jeff Ivey
President/CEO, River City FCU (San Antonio, TX) - Region 3

Jeff Ivey is President and CEO of River City Federal Credit Union, a CDFI, MDI and Juntos Avanzamos credit union located in San Antonio, Texas. Founded in 1936, the credit union serves members and businesses in Bexar County. Ivey has over 35 years in the financial industry, working at large regional and small community banks, as well as a large credit union prior to joining River City in 2018. He is a graduate of...Read more


Jack Lawson
President and Chief Executive Officer, Clearwater FCU (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 CU (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


Diane Sandoval-Griego
Chief of Financial Empowerment, Guadalupe CU (Santa Fe, NM) - Region 4

Diane Sandoval-Griego is the Chief of Financial Empowerment at Guadalupe Credit Union, where she has worked for 17 years. She is very passionate about identifying needs in the communities of her home state of New Mexico, which is ranked 3rd highest for poverty in the US.  GCU’s reach covers seven counties in Northern New Mexico and strives to provide access to fair financial services to the unbanked and the underbanked...Read more.

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