Our Executive Team

Our accomplished internal leaders are dedicated to helping you build your financial health and well-being and live your best financial life.


Erin Mendez

President, Chief Executive Officer

Susan Makris

Chief Administrative Officer

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Melissa Morgan

Chief Retail Officer

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Richard Wada

Chief Lending Officer

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Kal Majmundar

Chief Technology Officer

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Angela Jeffers

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

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David Fong

Senior Vice President, Internal Audit

Board of Directors

This is your board, a diverse group of financial, legal and business experts who share a common goal: always doing right by our members.

Jesse Rivera


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Segal Consulting. In service since 2005.

Garick Zillgitt

1st Vice Chair

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Insurance Executive. In service since 2006.

Debra Chaw

2nd Vice Chair

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California State University East Bay. In service since 2004.

Tracey Scott


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Housing Executive. In service since 2001.

Vickie Rath


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American Ratings Corporation. In service since 2008.

Colleen Cabey


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Attorney at Law. In service since 1996.

Race Chen


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Consultant. In service since 1996.

Peter Hanelt


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Business Consultant. In service since 1996.

Robert A. McCormish


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Metamorphosis Wines. In service since 2010.

Erin Mendez


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Jeffrey Parks


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RPM Mortgage. In service since 2006.

Audit & Risk Committee

A subset of our Board of Directors, this committee is responsible for overseeing Patelco's financial reporting, disclosures, and risk assessment.

Garick Zillgitt, Committee Chair

Colleen Cabey

Debbie Chaw

Race Chen

Vickie Rath