Staff & Board

STAFF & BOARD

CDF STAFF

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Executive Director

MARY GRIFFIN

Griffin was director of public policy for NCBA CLUSA from 2004 to 2010. With the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) since its launch, she has served as senior advisor in its Office of Community Affairs since 2012, focusing on developing policies and programs to improve the financial lives of the economically vulnerable. During her time at CFPB she was twice detailed to the World Bank’s Consultant Group to Assist the Poor. Earlier in her career she served as senior counsel at Consumer Reports.

A graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, Griffin holds a JD from Temple University in Philadelphia and an LLM, Economic Regulation from George Washington University in Washington. 

mgriffin@ncba.coop

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Senior Financial Project Analyst

MINNA JIA

Minna is a graduate of The George Washington University with a Masters of Accountancy. She is an active CPA license holder, and has been working as a Senior Financial Project Analyst at NCBA CLUSA for 6 years where she is responsible for the financials of multiple international projects.

mjia@ncba.coop

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Fundraising & Funds Manager

KIRSTIE BOYETTE

Kirstie serves as the Fundraising and Funds Manager for the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF). In her role, she leads all aspects of fundraising and grantmaking by CDF and CDF-named Funds and manages communications and operations.  

 

Born in the Philippines, Kirstie moved to the United States at a young age and was raised in North Central Florida. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Florida. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand she was heavily involved in organizing the inaugural Student Friendly Schools program to combat gender-based violence in communities where Peace Corps volunteers work. 

 

Upon returning to the United States, Kirstie served as a Center Manager at an ESL School. During her time there, she had the pleasure of helping students from 65 countries adjust to life in the United States and improve their English language skills. She later worked at NCBA CLUSA as an Office Manager & Administrator with a focus on event planning and strategic initiatives support.

kboyette@ncba.coop

CDF BOARD

RICHARD LAROCHELLE

  Board Chair

                                    NRUCFC, Retired

     DEVIN FUHRMAN

 Board Member

                                            Nationwide

         LINDA TANK

 Board Member

                                                  CHS Inc.

    LARRY BLANCHARD

   Board Member

                                     CUNA Mutual Group

  CHRISTINA JENNINGS

  Board Member

                                Shared Capital Cooperative

    DEBORAH TROCHA

   Board Member

                   Indiana Cooperative Development Center

CORNELIUS BLANDING

   Board Member

                            Federation of Southern Cooperatives  

     CHARLES SNYDER

   Board Member

                                  National Cooperative Bank

      JUDY ZIEWACZ

 Board Member

                                  NCBA CLUSA, Retired