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

PAUL BRADLEY

Founding President
ROC USA®
Concord, NH

SYLANDI BROWN

Communications Manager
U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council
Washington, DC

BRAD CAPTAIN

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

BRIAN CAVEY, TREASURER (2024-2025)

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
CoBank
Greenwood Village, CO

JEFFREY CONNOR, 1ST VICE CHAIR (2024-2025)

Chief Operating Officer
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Arlington, VA

ERBIN CROWELL

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

CARLA DECKER, EX OFFICIO (2023-2025)

President and CEO
SkyPoint Federal Credit Union
Washington, DC

ANN DIVJAK

Vice President, Government & Industry Relations
Dairy Farmers of America
Kansas City, MO

ANN FEDORCHAK

Senior Vice President
National Cooperative Bank
Arlington, VA

JUAN FERNANDEZ

President and CEO
Louisiana Credit Union League
Harahan, LA

DEVIN FUHRMAN

Vice President, Sponsor Relations
Nationwide
Columbus, OH

FRED GIBBS

President
National Association of Housing Cooperatives
Washington, DC

JAKE HAMLIN

Director, State Government Affairs
CHS Inc.
Inver Grove Heights, MN

CHRISTINA JENNINGS, 2ND VICE CHAIR (2024-2025)

Executive Director
Shared Capital Cooperative
Minneapolis, Minnesota

ESTEBAN KELLY, CHAIR (2023-2025)

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

Rosemary Mahoney

Cooperative Development Consultant
International Finance Corporation Arlington VA

Emma McCormick

Senior Director of Engagement
National Farmers Union
Washington, DC

Tracy McIntyre

Executive Director
Montana Cooperative Development Center
Great Falls, MT

CHRISTOPHER ROE

Senior Vice President, Legislative Affairs
TruStage™/CUNA Mutual Group
Madison, WI

LADONNA SANDERS REDMOND, SECRETARY (2024-2025)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant
Columinate
Minneapolis, MN

MICHELLE SCHRY

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

JILL TOMALIN

Chief Operating Officer
America’s Credit Unions
Madison, WI

DEBBIE WEGE

Cooperative Community Advocate BECU
Seattle, Washington

Matthew Wehland

Chief Operations Officer
Capital Impact Partners / CDC Small Business Finance
San Diego, CA

KAREN ZIMBELMAN

Retired
National Co+op Grocers
Arcata, CA