Board and Staff

Executive Board Members

  • Clifford Scott-Rudnick, Board Chair
  • Derick Anderson, Vice Chair
  • Jim Masini, Treasurer
  • Kate Gallagher, Secretary

Board Members

  • Stan Orszula
  • Kathy Anderson
  • Curtis Roeschley
  • Shumeca Pickett
  • Directors Emeritus:
  • Angela Turley
  • Roger Krause
  • Board Committee Members:
  • Ilise Goldberg, Supervisory Committee
  • Laurie Fuller, Supervisory Committee


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.

Lee Dewey, Accounting Manager                                                                                                            
Lee is the Accounting Manager for North Side, completing all work from inputting daily entries to higher level tasks, such as preparing the Month End Financials and filing quarterly reports, but enjoys contributing beyond their primary roles. They are the creator and point person for the Gender Affirming Procedures Loan Product package, which is the first of its kind, and also launched and maintains our Little Free Library and Free Food Exchange. Outside of the office, Lee is an organizer, activist, and advocate, focused upon the trans/gender nonconforming, queer, and HIV Positive communities, all of which they are a part. Their activism is centered on anti-racism, anti-bigotry, the abolition of systems of oppression, and positive radical change. They are the Lead Organizer for CommunityCave Chicago, a Director on the Board for Upswing Advocates, a Community Advisory Board Member for AIDS Foundation Chicago, and actively engaged in myriad projects at any given time.


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.