About Us

Leadership

Leadership

NCBA CLUSA’s leadership guides and inspires the organization. Our Senior Leadership Team leads with passion, principle and respect, creating an empowering work environment. Our Board of Directors sets the strategic direction for the organization, ensuring that NCBA CLUSA remains a dynamic, influential voice in the cooperative space.

Doug O’Brien,
President & CEO
NCBA CLUSA

Doug O’Brien serves as President & CEO of NCBA CLUSA, where he works with the cooperative community, both domestically and internationally, to deepen its impact on individuals and communities. Download full bio.

Senior Leadership Team

Valeria Roach

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

vroach@ncba.coop

NCBA CLUSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CORNELIUS BLANDING

Executive Director
Federation of Southern Cooperatives / Land Assistance Fund
East Point, GA 30344

PAUL BRADLEY

Founding President
ROC USA®
Concord, NH 03301

BRAD CAPTAIN

Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
National Rural Utilities Cooperatives Finance Corporation
Dulles, VA 20166

ELLIS B. CARR

President and Chief Executive Officer
Capital Impact Partners
Arlington, VA 22202

BRIAN CAVEY

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
CoBank
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

PATRICK N. CONNEALY

Executive Vice President
National Cooperative Bank
Arlington, VA 22202

JEFFREY CONNOR

Chief Operating Officer
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Arlington, VA 22203-1860

ERBIN CROWELL, EX OFFICIO

Executive Director
Neighboring Food Co-op Association
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

CARLA DECKER, CHAIR

Chief Operating Officer
IDB Global Federal Credit Union
Washington, DC 20577

JUAN FERNANDEZ

President and CEO
Credit Union Association of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87109

DEVIN FUHRMAN, TREASURER

Vice President, Sponsor Relations
Nationwide
Columbus, OH 43215

FRED GIBBS

President
National Association of Housing Cooperatives
Washington DC

CHRISTINA JENNINGS

Executive Director
Shared Capital Cooperative Minneapolis, Minnesota

ESTEBAN KELLY, 1ST VICE CHAIR

Executive Director
U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Emma McCormick

Education Director
National Farmers Union
Washington, DC 20001

CHRISTOPHER ROE

Senior Vice President, Legislative Affairs
CUNA Mutual Group
Madison, WI 53705

LADONNA SANDERS REDMOND

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant
Columinate
Minneapolis, MN 55402

MICHELLE SCHRY

Development Manager, Central U.S.
National Co+op Grocers
Madison, WI 53703

DAVID SWANSON

Attorney
Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Minneapolis, MN 55402

JILL TOMALIN, SECRETARY

Chief Operating Officer
Credit Union National Association
Madison, WI 53705

KAREN ZIMBELMAN, 2ND VICE CHAIR

Senior Director, Membership and Cooperative Relations
National Co+op Grocers
Arcata, CA 95518

DEBBIE WEGE

Cooperative Community Advocate BECU
Seattle, Washington