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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
Patsy Stewart
Chief Finance + Operations Officer
Ryan Foss
Managing Director, Innovation
Mel Gillen
Senior Growth Director
Erin Coleman
Senior Impact Director
Joel Hartzler
Senior Stewardship & Development Director
Sue Racine
Head of Filene Play and Experience
Elry Armaza
Impact Director & Analyst
Cortney Angeley
Impact Director
Adam Lee
Incubator Director
Holly Fearing
Marketing + Communications Director
Dan Hoover
Director Business Services
Josey Siegenthaler
Information, Communications and Technology Manager
Katie Gaynor
Creative Content & Media Manager
Tanya Thompson
Membership Manager
Marnie Gerkhardt
Innovation Manager
Lauren Culp
Manager, The Cooperative Trust
Beth Schnabel
Event Manager
Stephanie Galligan
Research Manager
Mike Kiffel
Applications Manager
Jeremy Tollefson
Manager of Executive Relations
Mary Endres
Finance Manager
Laura Gilliam
Research + Communications Associate
Brittany Hoban
Design Associate
Kristy Mueller
Senior Financial Administrator
Annie Tamblyn
Leadership Team Administrator
Ralph Paoli
Jr. Designer
Patrick Grant
Information, Communications and Technology Consultant
Amy Eagan
Impact Manager
Corlinda Wooden
Project Manager
Dennis Campbell
Filene Research Fellow
Hope Schau
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.

Angie Owens - Chair
American Airlines Federal Credit Union » Dallas, TX

Jan Roche - Vice Chair
State Department Federal Credit Union » Alexandria, VA

Tracie Kenyon - Treasurer
Montana Credit Union Network » Helena, MT

Mike Schenk - Secretary
Vice President Research & Policy Analysis
CUNA & Affiliates » Washington, D.C.

Eric Dillon - Director
Conexus Credit Union » Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Paul Kundert - Director
UW Credit Union » Madison, WI

Maurice Smith - Director
Local Government Federal Credit Union » Raleigh, NC

Keith Sultemeier - Director
Kinecta Federal Credit Union » Manhattan Beach, CA

Bob Trunzo - Director
CUNA Mutual Group » Madison, WI