Preserving Minority Depository Institutions

Federation Board Member, Carla Decker, and VP of Programs, Pamela Owens,
are p
anelists at NCUA listening session

​​Monica Davy, Director of NCUA’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, will lead a panel of experts who will share insights on how to better support and preserve minority depository institutions at a listening session to solicit input on the Minority Depository Institutions Preservation Program. The May 25 listening session will be available over livestream from 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET.

​The panelists include:

  • ​Timothy Anderson, board chairman, African American Credit Union Coalition
  • Carla Decker, board member, Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals
  • Robert Leonard, director, Division of Consumer Access, Office of Consumer Protection, NCUA
  • Martha Ninichuk, deputy director, Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives, NCUA
  • Pamela Owens, vice president of programs, National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions
  • ​Elliot Weiss, supervision analyst, Region III, NCUA

​​The listening session will begin with a brief overview of how a credit union can designate itself as a minority depository institution and the benefits of participating in the program. Registration is necessary and available online here. Participants will use this same link to log into the livestream, which will begin 15 minutes before the listening session starts. There is no charge to view the livestream. An open forum will follow to solicit ideas to enhance the program and to answer any questions. Participants may submit questions in advance at ​

Established in 2011, NCUA’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion oversees all agency matters relating to measuring, monitoring and establishing policies for diversity in NCUA’s management, employment and business activities. It also assesses the diversity policies and practices of NCUA’s regulated entities, excluding the enforcement of statutes, regulations and executive orders pertaining to civil rights.

Click here to see the NCUA announcement on this session.


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