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

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Susan Gruber

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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Susan Makris

Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

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Melissa Morgan

Senior Vice President, Chief Retail Officer

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Richard Wada

Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer

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Kal Majmundar

Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

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Angela Jeffers

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

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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.

Peter Hanelt


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Business Consultant. In service since 1996.

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.

Race Chen


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Consultant. In service since 1996.

Laura Chambers


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Airbnb. In service since 2017.

Colleen Cabey


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Attorney at Law. In service since 1996.

Robert A. McCormish


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TeamCo Advisors, LLC. In service since 2010.

Jeffrey Parks


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RPM Mortgage. In service since 2006.

Vickie Rath


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American Ratings Corporation. In service since 2008.

Jesse Rivera


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Segal Consulting. In service since 2005.

Emily Schubert


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LinkedIn. In service since 2019.

Tracey Scott


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Housing Executive. In service since 2001.

Audit & Risk Committee

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

Debra Chaw Chair; California State University East Bay

Colleen Cabey Attorney at Law

Jeffrey Parks RPM Mortgage

Vickie Rath American Ratings Corporation

Jesse Rivera Segal Consulting

Garrick Zillgitt Insurance Executive