Board of Directors


The Federation’s Board of Directors is elected by our member credit unions at our yearly business meeting, held during our multi-day Annual Conference. All directors are staff members or volunteer officials of their credit unions, ensuring that the Federation always remains accountable to the grassroots institutions that make up our membership. Click here for a list of Board Responsibilities.

Click here for the nominees for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors.

2016-2017 Directors


Carla Decker
President and CEO, District Government Employees Federal Credit Union (Washington, DC)-Region 1
CDecker@dgefcu.org

Carla Decker joined District Government Employees (DC) Federal Credit Union as Paresident/CEO in 2001. Chartered as an employer-based credit union, DGEFCU later acquired a community charter intended on serving the Latino population in Washington, D.C. Carla advanced DGEFCU’s community.….  Read More

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Brenda Dominguez
Chief Lending Officer, Guadalupe Credit Union (Santa Fe, NM)-At-Large
bdominguez@guadalupecu.org

Brenda Dominguez brings over 25 years of working in financial institutions; 18 of those years in credit unions and 15 years in leadership with other organizations. Currently Chief Lending Officer for Guadalupe Credit Union (GCU), Brenda is part of Guadalupe’s Executive Management team and directs all lending aspects of the business in alignment with…..  Read More

Cheryl Fatnassi
Chief Executive Officer, Opportunities Credit Union (Winooski, VT)-Region 1
cfatnassi@oppsvt.org


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Richard Garcia
Chief Growth Officer, North Jersey Federal Credit Union (Totowa, NJ)-Region 1
rgarcia@njfcu.org

Richard Garcia is a banking executive with a diverse background in Commercial Lending, Financial Analysis, Business Lines of Credit and Residential Lending. Rich specialized in small businesses, providing loans and cash management services to small and medium size companies. Over the years he has helped 1000′s of small businesses….. Read More


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Paul Grinde
Community Development Officer, CoVantage Credit Union (Antigo, WI)-Region 3
pegrinde@charter.net

Paul Grinde is a proven team leader with a special passion of providing financial services for those of low wealth and the unbanked. He recognizes that to accomplish that in the long run the entire organization must be financially strong and efficient. Starting in 1996 through 2012 as Executive Vice President Paul was responsible for all retail functions….. Read More


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Jack Lawson
President and CEO of Missoula Federal Credit Union (Missoula, MT)-Region 4
Jack.Lawson@missoulafcu.org

Jack Lawson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Missoula Federal Credit Union, a $450 million credit union in Western Montana. Missoula Federal Credit Union is Montana’s second largest credit union and its largest Treasury Department certified CDFI.The credit union’s 140 employees serve ….Read More


Armando Martinez
President/CEO of Texas Community FCU (Kingsville, TX)-Region 3
amartinez@kingsvillefcu.org

Armando is an active advocate for small credit unions. He values collaboration for the greater good of the credit union movement and passionately believes that the beauty of our work, as small credit union advocates, is the reality that large credit unions were once small and growth can be achieved with vision and a plan particular to our individual credit unions. In 2009, Martinez….. Read More


Sheilah Montgomery
Board of Directors, 1st Choice Credit Union (Atlanta, GA)-At Large
smontgo122@aol.com

Sheilah Montgomery currently serves as Secretary of 1st Choice Credit Union Board of Directors. For four decades, Sheilah has been advancing the mission of the credit union movement, while increasing the economic viability of individuals and communities. She is a retired credit union President/CEO……  Read More

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Permelia Murphy
Former Chief Executive Officer, Citizens Choice Federal Credit Union (Natchez, MS)-Region 2
plmurphy111@bellsouth.net

Permelia L. Murphy is a member of Citizens Choice Federal Credit Union in Natchez, MS., where she served as the former CEO/Manager and Board member for forty years. She is a 2009 graduate of the CDCU Institute. She was inducted into the Mississippi Credit Union Hall of Fame in 2015……  Read More

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Luis Peralta
President, NIX Neighborhood Lending
Chief Administrative Officer, Kinecta Federal Credit Union  (Manhattan, CA)-
Region 4
luis.peralta@kinecta.org

Luis Peralta is the Chief Administrative Officer of Kinecta Federal Credit Union and President of Nix Neighborhood Lending. Kinecta is one of the nation’s largest credit unions, with approximately $4 Billion in assets; and more than 290,000 members nationwide. As President of NIX, Luis holds responsibilities for the company’s transition from check cashing…..  Read More

Paul Phillips
President and CEO, Freedom First Federal Credit Union (Salem, VA)-At-Large
Pphillips@FreedomFirst.com

Paul Phillips is President/CEO of Freedom First Federal Credit Union, where he has served since 1998. During Paul’s tenure, Freedom First has grown from a small employer-based credit union to a 47,000-member community-chartered credit union with . . . . Read More

Richard Romero 
President and CEO, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union (Seattle, WA)-Region 4
richard.romero@smcu.com

Richard Romero is an architect of financial performance and cultural transformation. He’s also an ardent believer in the cooperative approach to banking.Since joining Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union as President and CEO in 2012, he has succeeded in raising the credit union’s net worth by more than two percent. As a result of the credit union’s improved…..  Read More

Mignhon Tourné
Former Chief Executive Officer, ASI Federal Credit Union (Harahan, LA)-Region 2
mtourne@cox.net

Mignhon Tourné was past President and CEO of ASI Federal Credit Union between 2006 through 2016. Chartered in 1961, ASI FCU, (a U.S. Treasury-designated Community Development Financial Institution), operates fourteen branches in the Metro New Orleans area. ASI’s membership consists of nearly…..  Read More

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Richard Williams
President and CEO, Essential Federal Credit Union (Placquemine, LA)-Region 2
rwilliams@essentialfcu.org

Since 2012, Richard Williams has worked as the President/CEO at the Essential Federal Credit Union, located in Plaquemine, LA. Before, he was the CEO at Securityplus Federal Credit Union in Baltimore, MD., and the Senior Vice President/Chief Lending officer at Intouch Credit Union, Plano, TX…..  Read More

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

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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