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 of NCBA CLUSA

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

Senior Leadership Team

NCBA CLUSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JOSEPH G. BERGERON

President and Chief Executive Officer
Association of Vermont Credit Unions
Colchester, VT 05446

CORNELIUS BLANDING

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

PAUL BRADLEY

Founding President
ROC USA®
Concord, NH 03301

HOWARD BRODSKY

Co-Chief Executive Officer
CCA Global Partners
Manchester, NH 03101

ELLIS B. CARR

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

PATRICK N. CONNEALY

Executive Vice President
National Cooperative Bank
Arlington, VA 22202

ERBIN CROWELL, CHAIR

Executive Director
Neighboring Food Coops Association
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370-9764

CARLA DECKER, 1ST VICE CHAIR

President and Chief Executive Officer
DC Credit Union
Washington, DC 20009

JOHN ENGELEN

Vice President, Government Affairs
CHS, Inc.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

DEVIN FUHRMAN

Vice President, Sponsor Relations
Nationwide
Columbus, OH 43215

KIM GARMANY

Director, Membership and Development 
College Houses
Austin, TX 78705

DIANE GASAWAY

Executive Director
Northwest Cooperative Development Center
Olympia, WA 98507

ANDREW JACOB

Chief Operating and Legislative Officer
CoBank
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

ESTEBAN KELLY

Executive Director
US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Philadelphia, PA 19143

JEFFREY CONNOR

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

JEANNE MATSON

President and Chief Executive Officer
Starnet Worldwide
Darien, CT 06820

JERRY MCGEORGE

Vice President, Corporate Affairs
CROPP Cooperative, Organic Valley Cooperative
LaFarge, WI 54639

CHRISTOPHER ROE

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

MICHELLE SCHRY

Development Manager, Central US
National Co+op Grocers
Madison, WI 53703

GREGORY J. STARHEIM, TREASURER

Senior Vice President, Business and Industry Development
National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation
Dulles, VA 20166

DAVID SWANSON

Attorney
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Minneapolis, MN 55402

HANS THEYER

Executive Director
Fairtrade America
Washington, DC 20005

JILL TOMALIN

Chief Operating Officer
Credit Union National Association, Inc.
Madison, WI 53705

DEB TROCHA, SECRETARY

Executive Director
Indiana Cooperative Development Center, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

KAREN ZIMBELMAN, 2ND VICE CHAIR

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