Senior Vice President of Organizational Development and Capacity Building
Ms. Owens currently services as Senior Vice President of Organizational Development and Capacity Building and is responsible for developing the African American Credit Union Initiative (AACUI) which focuses on supporting legacy MDI credit unions as they look towards sustainability and growth through membership expansion and building efficiencies through technology.
Pamela Owens has over 20 years of experience supporting community development credit unions delivery of products and services to underserved communities. Ms. Owens has accomplished this with special attention to innovative product development, training, and technical assistance.
Since 1998, a major focus of her work has been capacity building for small and faith-based credit unions. Her first assignment with Inclusiv, the CDCU Institute, successfully graduated eleven classes and trained more than 300 credit union professionals. Ms. Owens also developed and coordinated Inclusiv’s Each One, Teach Many financial literacy train-the-trainer programs. This national program was taught in more than forty states to over 1000 trainers. The trainers returned to their communities and taught to more than 25,000 members. Ms. Owens also coordinated the Cooperative Finance Leaders for America (CFLA) fellowship program that brought new and emerging thought-leaders to the credit union movement.joining
Ms. Owens served as a judge on CUNA’s Desjardins Youth and Adult Financial Literacy Committee for nine years and was as a Board Member of the National Disability Institute (NDI) for a decade. She worked on several steering committees throughout New York looking at the need for bilingual adult education programs. Ms. Owens is certified as a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) Class of 2006, best ever!