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Meet our People!

A network of passionate thinkers and doers is behind everything we create. Meet Filene’s most powerful asset: our people.

Mark Meyer
George Hofheimer
Chief Knowledge Officer
Tansley Stearns
Chief Impact Officer
Patsy Stewart
Chief Finance + Operations Officer
Andrew Downin
Managing Director, Research
Ryan Foss
Managing Director, Innovation
Danielle Frawley
Stewardship and Development Director
Erin Coleman
Senior Impact Director
Elry Armaza
Impact Director & Analyst
Jimese Harkley
Impact Director
Marnie Gerkhardt
Innovation Manager
James Marshall
Manager, The Cooperative Trust
Tiffany Niederwerfer
Communications Manager
Jeremy Tollefson
Manager of Executive Relations
Tiffany Litscher
HR & PMO Manager
Beth Schnabel
Event Manager
Stephanie Galligan
Research Manager
Tanya Thompson
Membership Manager
Andrea Louden
Business Services Manager
Laura Gilliam
Research + Communications Associate
Brittany Hoban
Design Associate
Amy Eagan
Impact Manager
Adam Lee
Incubator Director
Corlinda Wooden
Project Manager
Holly Fearing
Social Media Advisor
Dennis Campbell
Filene Research Fellow
Hope Schau
Filene Research Fellow
Richard Swart
Filene Research Fellow
Sekou Bermiss
Filene Research Fellow
Huggy Rao
Filene Research Fellow
Dionne Pohler
Filene Research Fellow
Sean Geobey
Filene Research Fellow
Luis Dopico
Jim Wilcox
Filene Advisor


On our board of directors serve some of the finest thinkers in the credit union system. Under their direction and the direction of those who sat on our board before them, Filene Research Institute continues to drive change for credit unions and their members.

Maurice Smith - Chair
Local Government Federal Credit Union » Raleigh, NC
Angie Owens - Vice Chair
American Airlines Federal Credit Union » Dallas, TX
Tracie Kenyon - Treasurer
Montana Credit Union Network » Helena, MT
Jim Nussle - Secretary
CUNA & Affiliates » Washington, D.C.
Paul Kundert - Director
UW Credit Union » Madison, WI
Jan Roche - Director
State Department Federal Credit Union » Alexandria, VA
Bob Trunzo - Director
CUNA Mutual Group » Madison, WI
Mike Schenk - Advisory Member
Vice President, Economics and Statistics
CUNA & Affiliates » Washington, D.C.
Steve Suleski - Advisory Member
Senior Vice President and Chief Governance Officer
CUNA Mutual Group » Madison, WI