We have the experience, expertise and passion to bring this important mission to life.
Board of Trustees & Officers
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 in global banks and credit unions, driving business growth and strategic change initiatives. Passionate about financial inclusion and entrepreneurship, Nancy is 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.
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.
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.
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
Joel is a seasoned business leader, with over 40 years of experience as a CPA, CFO, CEO and HR Manager, helping many companies achieve a high level of success. He is presently on the Board of The Hinda Institute, a non-profit organization that works with post-incarcerated individuals, providing access to education, counseling, housing and food, along with spiritual guidance.
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 political leaders, corrections officials and community organizations.
Founder and Director of Silent Cry, Inc., a non-profit organization that takes a holistic approach to aftercare from the collateral consequences of mass incarceration and gun violence. The organization's objectives are to interrupt the cycle of violence and help raise awareness for Post Traumatic Prison Disorder, underscoring the trauma created by incarceration.
Lewis Conway, Jr.
Lewis was a major force in large-scale advocacy, legislative, electoral, and organizing campaigns which promoted the abolishment of mass incarceration. He was a passionate storyteller who shared his gifts through teaching and speaking. Lewis was a profound advocate for improving economic mobility and access to financial services for justice-involved individuals. The story of his life is an inspiration for all those who fight for redemption and want to build ecosystems of resilience.
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.
Founder and Director of FarmSahel, a non-profit organization whose mission is to unlock the potential of Sahel communities in Africa, with a focus on helping women achieve economic independence through sustainable permaculture. The organization supplies seeds, seedlings and natural fertilizers and provides educational resources and training to these communities.
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.
Rabbi Rubashkin serves as a Chabad Rabbi in Florida. He is intimately aware of the challenges families face when a loved one is incarcerated. Rabbi Rubashkin is devoted to assisting impacted individuals during this difficult time, and providing guidance to enable them to attain financial security.
Credit Union Advisory Council
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.
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.
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.
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.