Board and Staff

Executive Board Members

  • Derick Anderson, Board Chair
  • Shumeca Pickett, Vice Chair
  • Jim Masini, Treasurer
  • Kate Gallagher, Secretary

Board Members

  • Stan Orszula
  • Kathy Anderson
  • Chris Whittenhall
  • Barbara Martinez
  • Lena Tom
  • Cliff Scott-Rudnick
  • Kevin Greer
  • Directors Emeritus:
  • Angela Turley
  • Roger Krause
  • Board Committee Members:
  • Ilise Goldberg, Supervisory Committee
  • Laurie Fuller, Supervisory Committee
  • Stan Orszula

Staff

Sarah Marshall, CEO                                                                                                                                
Sarah Marshall has been the CEO of North Side Community Federal Credit Union since July 2015. At North Side, she has worked in various roles and successfully launched new products and technology services, and has led the credit union toward positive loan and membership growth. She received her Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation from CUNA in July 2016. Sarah is currently representing the credit union on the federal level as a member of the CFPB’s Credit Union Advisory Council.  She regularly contributes to CUInsight, an independent credit union news source. She is active in her community and has served on various local boards that promote financial inclusion, and teaches as an adjunct professor at North Park University. Sarah also speaks on national and local levels about leadership, economic access and justice.

Sarah holds an MBA from North Park University with a concentration in community development.

Khalil Um’rani, Vice President of Strategy & Lending
Khalil Um’rani joined North Side Community FCU as the Director of Lending in 2015. Prior to joining North Side Khalil was an investment banker with JPMorgan Chase, Barclays Capital and Sterne Agee & Leach where he advised Financial Institutions. Khalil is active in his community and serves on the Board of Directors of the Dearborn Realtist Board and the Associate Board of Link Unlimited Scholars. He is also a volunteer with The Center for Economic Progress and the Washington Park Chamber of Commerce.

Khalil has a B.A. in International Studies from Morehouse College.

César Escovar, Vice President of Compliance & Financial Services
César joined the organization in February 2013.  After spending several years becoming a consumer finance expert, he has helped hundreds of community members in Chicago save their homes from foreclosure, increase their financial worth, and become educated in the ever-changing consumer financial protection laws to ensure they knew their rights.

As a compliance officer, César interprets state and federal regulations for the credit union and implements the proper policies, protocols, and procedures to ensure institutional compliance. César has also earned an industry prestigious professional certification in credit union compliance, Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) from the Credit Union National Association.

César holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Indiana University and is currently finishing his Doctor of Jurisprudence at The John Marshall Law School as a 3L.

Maria Montoya, Loan Manager
Maria has been with North Side CFCU since 1996 and has assumed increasing responsibilities over the past decade. She began her employment as a teller and was promoted to collections/loan assistant, and later Loan Manager. She is responsible for processing daily transmissions of ATM, ACH, and Share Drafts, and maintaining and posting member loan payments from payroll deduction or direct deposit. She is in charge of processing all loan applications, monitors loan performance, and maintains records of delinquent accounts. Ms. Montoya is bi-lingual in Spanish and English and is the key point of contact for the New Americans Loan Program.

Jorge Ortiz, Business Development Manager  

Jorge joined North Side CFCU in May 2017. Prior to joining North Side, he worked at BMO Harris as a customer service representative. He interned during his senior year of college for North Side FCU. Jorge is passionately engaged with the issues of economic development of diverse communities. During his school years, he conducted research on inventory management, economic inequality, and behavioral economics. In addition, he was teacher assistant and president of the economics club of his institution.

Jorge holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from North Park University with a minor in Mathematics.

                                                                                     

             
Onome O’Gude, Operations Manager

 

Tomas Lopez-Betanzos, Financial Services Counselor                                                                      
Tomas comes to North Side Community FCU as a Financial Counselor with years of consultative experience. Previously, he worked as a restaurant business development consultant at Groupon relying on years of experience in the food & drink industry. Before that he provided Medicaid enrollment solutions during the Affordable Care Act expansion. And before that, in 2013, he worked in Foreclosure Prevention with Lakeside Community Development Corporation in Chicago. Tomas considers it a privilege to reengage his skills in the rewarding field of housing counseling.