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.” She values authentic relationship building and views credit unions as a key stakeholder in equitable community development. Chriselle has a doctorate degree from The University of New Mexico located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is a 2020-2021 Fulcrum Fellow with the Center for Community Investment at the Lincoln Land Institute. Prior to entering the financial industry, Chriselle had a ten-year career resource building, bridging access points and program development for first-generation and BIPOC college students in higher education.