Staff


Leadership

Cathie Mahon
President/CEO

Cathie Mahon has led Inclusiv since 2012 overseeing a period of dramatic growth and expansion of the organization and network. She is committed to the Inclusiv mission of promoting financial inclusion and building more inclusive economies through community owned and controlled financial institutions. Ms. Mahon previously served as Deputy Commissioner at the NYC... Read More

Eben Sheaffer
CFO

Eben Sheaffer is Inclusiv’s Chief Financial Officer. From 2010 to 2013 Eben served as the President of Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union, a $9 million full-service credit union and Inclusiv member located in New York, NY. Eben also serves as the Board Treasurer for the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union. Eben began his career in the investment industry in 1999...  Read More

Pablo DeFilippiCUDE
Executive Vice President, Inclusiv Network

Pablo DeFilippi leads Inclusiv’s membership development and engagement strategies and manages Inclusiv/Network, a network of community development finance practitioners that provide valuable consulting services to CDCUs. Mr. DeFilippi has more than 20 years of experience in community finance, working with regulated financial institutions both in the... Read More

Pamela OwensCUDE
Senior Vice President, People and Organizational Development

Pamela Owens has over 20 years of experience supporting community development credit unions' delivery of products and services to underserved communities. Ms. Owens has accomplished this with special attention to innovative product development, training, and technical assistance. Since joining Inclusiv, a major focus of her work has been capacity building for small and faith-based credit unions...  Read More
Alexis Iwanisziw
Senior Vice President, Policy and Communications

Alexis Iwanisziw leads Inclusiv’s policy and communications strategies. Prior to joining Inclusiv, Ms. Iwanisziw served as Chief of Staff to the President at Low Income Investment Fund and was previously the Deputy Director of New Economy Project. She began her career in the Research and Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Ms. Iwanisziw is also a volunteer board and supervisory committee member of the...Read More

Silvia Rincon
Chief Operating Officer

Silvia Rincon is the Chief Operating Officer at Inclusiv, bringing over 20 years of experience in the financial industry with a focus on credit unions for the past 15 years. Silvia has a strong background in community, social, and economic development. Before joining Inclusiv, Silvia held significant roles at Latino Community Credit Union (LCCU) for a decade. Prior to joining...Read More

Neda Arabshahi
Senior Vice President, Inclusiv Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy

Neda Arabshahi is Senior Vice President of the Inclusiv Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy. In this capacity, she is working to build a network of credit unions committed to designing and scaling solutions to climate change, with a goal of promoting affordable and sustainable energy for all people. Neda has over 17 years experience in the clean energy and sustainability space. Most recently she served as Chief Operating Officer... Read More

Cathi Kim
Senior Vice President of Capital and Investments

Cathi Kim is the Senior Vice President of Inclusiv/Capital, Investments and Impact. In this role, she strengthens the capacity of community partners to align and operationalize social impact and strategic goals. Through frameworks based on community insights, data and policy, she cultivates private and public sector partnerships, connecting ideas.. Read More

Ian Forster
General Counsel

Ian Forster is Inclusiv’s General Counsel. Ian has experience as a litigator and as an in-house nonprofit attorney.  He began his legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department’s General Litigation Division, handling complex civil litigation in federal and state courts on behalf of the City of New York and its agencies. Immediately prior to joining Inclusiv, Ian... Read More

 


 

Sharon Bernard

Sharon Bernard
Office Operations Manager

Sharon Bernard is Office Operations Manager and manages the administrative and operational day-to-day activities for the organization. In partnership with senior management, she implements the strategic vision of the organization to enhance infrastructure and ensure increased process efficiency in furtherance of Inclusiv’s key strategic goals. Sharon has more than... Read More

Megan Bolado
Director of Financial Empowerment

Megan is the Director of Financial Empowerment at Inclusiv. In this role she designs, implements, and executes comprehensive initiatives that support credit unions to deliver high-quality, one-on-one financial coaching to individuals and families in communities that are low-income and historically excluded from mainstream financial services. Prior to joining Inclusiv, Megan was the Head of Fintech Partnerships... Read More

Ahmed Campbell
Director of Lending Development

Ahmed Campbell is Inclusiv's Director of Lending Development. With more than 30 years in the Credit Union industry, Ahmed served as a Business Development Consultant supporting Inclusiv’s Capital and Mortgage teams. He is responsible for driving the growth of CDFI community development lending business lines and supporting the capacity of members to build and grow their operations through secondary capital... Read More

Jack Caplan
Impact Investment Associate

Jack Caplan is an Impact Investment Associate with Inclusiv/Capital. He helps to connect community development credit unions with investors, and provides programmatic support and impact analysis for Capital initiatives such as the Social Impact Deposits Platform. He has deep interests in financial inclusion and affordable housing and has interned with the Public Defender Service for... Read More

Jules Epstein-Hebert
Director of Membership, Growth and Partnership

Jules Epstein-Hebert is the Director of Membership, Growth and Partnership and provides operational support for Inclusiv/Network consulting engagements. Jules' previous experience includes serving as a research analyst at a consulting firm where he conducted qualitative reviews for the development of city and state teacher guidelines. He also has recent experience as a Life Skills... Read More

 

Estelle Eustache
Program Associate, Inclusiv Network

Estelle is a member of the Network team and works interdepartmentally to provide programmatic support. Prior to joining Inclusiv, Estelle worked as an Operations and Finance associate at an Economic Development Consultancy based in New York. In that role, she assisted in evaluating, streamlining, and implementing operational frameworks and systems. Estelle holds... Read More

Anna Foote
Senior CU Operations and Compliance Specialist

As Senior CU Operations and Compliance Specialist, Anna Foote assists with the day-to-day operations and compliance support needs for credit unions and stays current with credit union compliance requirements. She offers Inclusiv member credit union technical assistance, education and compliance training, business development... Read More

Rosa Franco
Vice President, Loan Participation Marketplace Program

Rosa Franco is Vice President of the Loan Participation Marketplace Program. Rosa brings extensive experience in alternative lending, financial education, technical assistance, and capacity building. Before joining Inclusiv, Rosa worked at Neighborhood Trust FCU for over twelve years, first as Director of Credit Union Education and then Director.... Read More

Jesse Gerstin
Vice President, Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy

Jesse is dedicated to promoting values-driven financial decisions and empowering community solutions, bringing over 15 years of experience on community climate and clean energy projects. Prior to joining Inclusiv, Jesse led programs to expand access to renewable energy for underserved communities in the Caribbean...Read More

Malesha Houston
Grants Accountant

Malesha is the Grants Accountant at Inclusiv and is responsible for the oversight and direct management of all grants and cost accounting. Prior to joining Inclusiv, Malesha worked for five years at the Archdiocese of New York, where as a Staff Accountant was responsible for assisting in the preparation, monitoring, and amending the budgets and monthly... Read More

Ashley Hunter
Senior Communications Officer

Ashley Hunter is Inclusiv’s Senior Communications Officer, handling digital communications needs, including membership emails, website maintenance, social media and marketing materials. Previously, Ashley worked on the administrative sides of corporate video production and performing arts higher education and... Read More

Hannah Kramer
Director, Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy

Hannah Kramer is Director, Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy. In this role she serves as a strategic advisor to the Center’s rapidly growing network of community financial institutions helping them to build accessible and affordable clean energy financing solutions in underserved communities... Read More

Fiona Laird
Program Associate, Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy

Fiona Laird has deep interest in the intersection of equity, the economy, and sustainable economic development. She majored in Economics with a concentration in Sustainable Development at Columbia University. Fiona joins Inclusiv from Leaders’ Quest where she managed logistics for experiential leadership programs to help companies align... Read More

Andrea Lally
Vice President, Network Engagement

Andrea Lally is Inclusiv's Vice President, Network Engagement. She manages and coordinates the Network’s member engagement work from coordinating the training, technical assistance and program support to maintain a dynamic, engaged network of members and partners. She strengthens Inclusiv's internal operations to better identify the needs and support existing members in... Read More

Nicole Lanzaro
Loan Participation Officer

Nikki Lanzaro is the Loan Participation Officer at Inclusiv, bringing a diverse lending background in small business, commercial real estate, and residential solar. Nikki has played a key role in risk management and building enduring relationships with members. Nikki feels most empowered in her mission-based work promoting clean energy through equitable and fair lending. She is motivated... Read More

Sam Lee
Policy Analyst

Sam Lee is a Policy Analyst at Inclusiv, supporting Inclusiv's advocacy across financial inclusion, fair housing, racial equity, and climate resilience. Prior to joining Inclusiv, Samantha was a Schneider Fellow at Natural Resources Defense Council's Green Finance Center, where she focused on equitable governance and implementation of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund... Read More

Chriselle Martinez
CDFI Program Director

Chriselle Martinez, PhD is the CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) Program Director. Chriselle brings an extensive background in community development with a central focus on Credit Union community and partnership development. Chriselle centers her work, in the Inclusiv value “financial inclusion and empowerment is a fundamental right.”... Read More

Keyshla Molina Zayas
Program Officer, Puerto Rico Network

Keyshla Molina is the Program Officer for the Inclusiv Puerto Rico Network. In that role, Keyshla supports the programs that promotes the financial inclusion and initiatives to build a network of credit unions serving underserved communities in Puerto Rico. Previously, Keyshla has worked with the Asociación de Ejecutivos de Cooperativas de Puerto Rico as an Executive Director, developing academic programs... Read More

Bob Mundy
Director, Inclusiv/Mortgage

Bob is the Director of Inclusiv/Mortgage having previously served as Inclusiv's Underwriting Consultant. He brings over 20 years of real estate experience as a loan specialist, processor and underwriter in both New York City and Los Angeles. Bob also co-founded The Mortgage Department, LLC which processed and underwrote... Read More

Lela Ragbar
Staff Accountant

Lela Ragbar is the Staff Accountant at Inclusiv and provides accounting assistance. Lela’s previous experience includes a position as the Accounts Payable Coordinator for The Salvation Army. There, she helped resolve discrepancies with vendors, entered data into accounting software, and prepared reports... Read More

 

Jean Carlos Rosario Mercado
Program Associate, Inclusiv Network

Jean Carlos Rosario Mercado works as a Program Associate at Inclusiv Network. In this role, Jean supports multiple departments by providing comprehensive administrative and programmatic support to ensure the smooth operation and coordination of various programs and initiatives across different departments within the Inclusiv Network... Read More

Peter Rubenstein
Vice President of Technology, Innovation & Analytics

Peter Rubenstein is Inclusiv’s Vice President of Technology, Innovation & Analytics. In this role, Peter leads strategy and execution of our Inclusiv/Technology initiatives which leverage technology and impact data to expand financial inclusion in underserved communities. Peter joined Inclusiv in 2020 after spending 10+ years creating, marketing and operating, through a nationwide...Read More

Wendy Soria
Credit Union Operations and Compliance Specialist

Wendy Soria is Inclusiv's CU Operations and Compliance Specialist. She comes to Inclusiv with more than 15 years of cooperative and credit union experience. Wendy specializes in forensic accounting, corporate reconciliation, internal controls, budgeting along with other unique accounting skills. She also has extensive experience in working with the NCUA on trouble credit unions.  Wendy started her career with...Read More

Michael Sampson
Data Analyst

Michael is a Data Analyst on the Inclusiv Technology, Innovation and Analytics team. Michael works collaboratively across the organization to help improve data collection and processing systems and to produce insights and analysis that measure the impact of Inclusiv's work as well as the impact of member credit unions on their own communities...Read More

Jennifer Thomson
Director of Development

Jennifer Thomson, Director of Development at Inclusiv, has over 15 years of experience in the field of community development finance and microfinance.  Her work with community development credit unions started with a year of Americorps/ VISTA service at the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union (LESPFCU).   In the field of microfinance, Ms. Thomson managed a loan fund for rural women...Read More

Sebastian Valenzuela
CU Ops & Compliance Support Specialist

Sebastian Valenzuela is Inclusiv’s newest CU Ops & Compliance Support Specialist. Sebastian has spent the last decade of his professional journey strengthening and building his compliance background in the non-depository banking industry, specializing in mortgage compliance. Prior to Inclusiv, he has held various roles throughout his compliance career, including Internal Auditor...Read More

Emma van Brugge
Program Associate/City Service Year Fellow, Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy

Emma van Brugge is a Program Associate and Citi Service Year Fellow with the Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy. She supports the research and analysis of green energy financing trends as well as projects focusing on the development of green loan products at credit unions, CDFIs, and community banks across Inclusiv’s network. She has a deep interest in... Read More

René A. Vargas Martínez
Director, Puerto Rico Network

René A. Vargas Martínez is Inclusiv's Director, Puerto Network. He was previously a Senior Program Officer at Inclusiv. René is tasked with advancing financial inclusion for Hispanic and immigrant communities by overseeing the engagement and expansion of a national network of credit unions serving these communities. He also oversees an initiative to build a network of credit unions and cooperativas serving... Read More

Delores Wallace
Executive Assistant to the President/CEO

Delores Wallace is Executive Assistant to the President/CEO at Inclusiv bringing years of experience in supporting executives in fast-paced environments. At Inclusiv, Delores supports senior level executives with scheduling, travel and other administrative tasks that facilitate the ongoing growth, stability, and structure of organizations. Before joining Inclusiv, Ms. Wallace served as Confidential Secretary at the...Read More

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