Advocacy Team 

We have the experience, expertise and passion to bring this important mission to life. 

Board of Trustees & Officers

Nancy Eiden
Founder, Board Member & Secretary

For the past several years, Nancy has been dedicated to advancing economic empowerment for formerly incarcerated individuals. She is a seasoned financial services leader, with more than 30 years of experience driving business growth and strategic change initiatives. Passionate about financial inclusion and entrepreneurship, Nancy is also a Certified SCORE Mentor and Board member for the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research. She holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kahle Mandarino
Board Member & VP 

Kahle is an experienced product manager, with  a background in marketing, brand management, and innovation for startups and leading consumer product companies. She served on the Advisory Board for the Chester County, Pennsylvania Fund for Women and Girls and has consulted for several other nonprofits in the Philadelphia area. Kahle holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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John Dalton
 Board Member

John is a fractional CFO, business consultant and Certified SCORE Mentor, who brings three decades of experience in senior finance roles ranging from startups to global companies. He is passionate about financial education and enabling financial services which promote inclusivity and equity. John earned an MBA in Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business and BA in Political Science from the University of Richmond.

Zachary Rubi 
 President & Treasurer 

Zac is a growth marketer focusing on startups and small cap companies. His experience includes digital marketing, SEO, SEM, business strategy, financial modeling and project management,. Zac worked with the Wharton/SEI Center for Marketing Innovation, a non-profit collaborative initiative whose mission is to bring awareness to global social impact projects. He holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Community Outreach Advisory Council 

Cynetra Freeman 

Founder and Director of the Mississippi Center for Re-Entry, a non-profit organization serving formerly incarcerated individuals in Desoto, Tunica, Marshall and Tate Counties. Cynetra founded the Center to help build safer communities and improve the quality of life for formerly incarcerated individuals. 

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Joel Keyser

Seasoned business leader, CEO and CFO for both startups and established companies. Joel is currently a Board member for The Hinda Institute, a non-profit organization that works with current and formerly incarcerated individuals, providing education, counseling, housing and food, along with spiritual guidance.

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Barry Diamond

Founder of Re-entry Survivors, an organization providing employment opportunities and other support services to formerly incarcerated people. Barry is also the Founder of P.R.I.D.E, the first entrepreneurship program for returning citizens, and an approved Alternative Sentencing Program. He has received numerous accolades from Connecticut political leaders, corrections officials and community organizations.

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Shawanna Vaughn

 Founder and Director of Silent Cry Inc., a non-profit organization focusing on mentoring and criminal justice reform. The organization's objectives are to interrupt the cycle of violence and help raise awareness for Post Traumatic Prison Disorder, underscoring the traumas created by incarceration and providing training to prison personnel. 

Lewis Conway, Jr. 

Currently a Communities and Coalition Storyteller with the ACLU, Lewis has built a cachet of servant-leadership as an organizer and campaigner. In 2018, he challenged a state law to become one of the first formerly incarcerated people in Texas to have their name on an electoral ballot. Lewis is also on the Advisory Board of Rikers Debate Project. 

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Spencer Watson

Founder and Director of the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research, a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower LGBTQ households, organizations, and communities with fair and affirming access to financial education and financial services. 

Michael Glicksman

A seasoned business leader,  Mike  now devotes his time volunteering with various non-profits. He is Vice Chair for SCORE Northeast New Jersey and a Certified Mentor. Mike is also Advisory Board Chair for the Bergen County Salvation Army. Previously, he was a volunteer with a Workforce Development Program  for a local halfway house.

Rabbi Rubashkin

Rabbi Rubashkin serves as the Rabbi of Chabad of West Kendall, Florida. He is intimately aware of the challenges families face when a loved one is incarcerated. He is devoted to assisting others during these difficult times, and providing guidance to enable them to attain financial security.

Scott Pollack 

Seasoned Financial Advisor and the Founder of an advisory firm that has served his local community for many years. Scott is also a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) and has served in various leadership roles for non-profit organizations dedicated to the arts, health and children’s services. 

Credit Union Advisory Council 

Linda Bodie

With many years in the credit union movement. Linda has served as the CEO of Element Federal Credit since 1998. She is passionate about developing solutions through technology and innovation to better serve members and underserved communities. Linda is a Board member of CU*Answers, a large credit union cooperative providing services to several hundred credit unions. 

Thomas O'Shea

A veteran credit union industry professional and current credit union consultant, Tom has held senior leadership roles since 1982, most recently as the CEO of Aspire Federal Credit Union. He is a Founder and Board member of a commercial loan servicing company and a shared-services company serving the credit union community. Tom is Vice-Chair for Arts4ACause, a non-profit that helps fund medical research for children. 

Guy Messick

Founder and former partner, Messick, Lauer & Smith and former General Counsel for the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations. Guy is honored in America's Credit Union Museum as a Pioneer. During his 35 year legal career, he represented hundreds of credit unions and CUSOs, and currently serves on several CUSO Boards. He is also the author of Credit Union Collaborations - Lessons Learned. 

Rocco Sabino 

Credit union consultant and Adjunct Instructor at SUNY Stony Brook University. Rocco currently teaches accounting and facilitates financial training seminars for the Center for Corporate Education. He is a former CFO to several credit unions, with over 25 years of financial, operations and strategic experience. 

Theresa Williams-Barrett

Seasoned lending professional with over 25 years providing leadership and driving sustainable results in the mortgage and consumer lending fields for large credit unions. Theresa currently serves on the Board of two credit union associations – CU REALM and CUES NJ/Metro NY. 

Lorrie Fox

Member experience leader with over 30 years in the credit union industry, including contact center management and operations, retail branch management, customer service, sales and project management. Lorrie has a passion for people and advocating on behalf of credit union members. 

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