Embold CU

Our Leadership

Meet the people who make us tick.

Our executive team, volunteer Board of Directors, and Supervisory Committee are dedicated to helping us grow boldly into the future.

Executive Leadership

Aaron Goff, CEO

Aaron Goff

President and CEO

Aaron is a 25+ year veteran of the financial services industry, with prior leadership experience from credit unions in California, Oregon, and Missouri. He joined Embold in early 2018. Aaron holds an MBA from Park University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri. He is passionate about the credit union movement and serving his community. Aaron serves as the Board Chair for nonprofit Exceed Enterprises, and volunteers for Clackamas Service Center, Special Olympics, and a number of other local area charitable organizations.

Rani Khouri, CFO

Rani Khouri

Chief Financial Officer

Rani has worked in banking, credit unions and financial services since 2004, coming to Embold in 2013 from the National Credit Union Administration, where he served as a Principal Examiner. Rani holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Portland State University. Rani oversees the Accounting, Risk, Finance, and Facilities.

Kimo Rosa, CLO

Kimo Rosa

Chief Lending Officer

Kimo joined Embold in 2006 and has served in his present position since 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Portland State University, and is a graduate of the Credit Union National Association Management School. Kimo oversees Business Services, Consumer Lending, Real Estate, and Collections.

Heather Friend, COO

Heather Friend

Chief Operations Officer

Heather has worked in the financial industry for over 20 years, and joined the Embold leadership team in 2022. Heather has an MBA from Eastern Oregon University along with certificates in Project Management, Human Resource Management, and Leadership Development. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Prevent Child Abuse Oregon and previously served on the Board for United Way of the Columbia-Willamette Valley. Heather oversees all Branch locations, Virtual Banking, Digital Services, Payment Services, the Call Center, Marketing,Community Development, and Investment Services.

Theresa Hansen, CPO

Theresa Hansen

Chief People Officer

Theresa joined Embold in 2022 after working in a variety of HR, operations and board governance leadership roles for nonprofit community-based organizations in Oregon, many of them with a member services focus including the Oregon Medical Association and the Oregon Education Association. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Arthritis National Research Foundation, an organization funding early career scientists in the area of arthritis and other related auto immune disease research. Theresa has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Warner Pacific University and holds a Senior Certified Professional designation from the Society of Human Resource Management. Theresa oversees Human Resources and Training and Development.

Li Jacobson

Li Jacobson

Chief Information Officer

Li Jacobson is a seasoned technology leader, having served in pivotal roles at renowned companies like NIKE and Kohl’s Department Stores. At NIKE, she spearheaded the digital transformation strategy, overseeing its execution and performance. Her expertise extends to driving comprehensive program and portfolio management capabilities across Global Technology, emphasizing efficiency and innovation. Prior to NIKE, Jacobson led technology strategy and services at Kohl’s, managing various technology-related functions. Her career began at Northwestern Mutual, where she honed her skills in program management and cross-functional team leadership. Alongside her professional achievements, Jacobson advocates strongly for women in STEM fields and is fluent in both Chinese and English, holding degrees in Management Information Systems and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and Marquette University, respectively.

Board of Directors

Michael Fraser, Board of Directors

Michael Fraser

Board Chair

Michael had a 45-year career in non-profit and public district health care administration, including serving as CEO at multiple hospitals and as a consultant. He enjoys serving community benefit organizations, including the Rotary Club of Lake Oswego. Michael has previously served as a board member of both the Oregon Association of Hospitals and the Washington State Hospital Association, as well as having served on the board for Willamette View and is a past Board Chair.

Stacey Hubbard, Board of Directors

Stacey Hubbard

Board Vice Chair, Asset Liability Committee Member

Stacey currently works in the real estate industry and has 20 years of financial institution experience, including over five years at Embold Credit Union. She has many years of volunteer experience including serving as the Treasurer for Canby Rotary. She enjoys helping others achieve their goals and is a proud Oregon City resident.

Dana Lord, Board of Directors

Dana Lord

Treasurer

The former Public Health Director of Clackamas County and a 34-year county employee, Dana focused her career on the health and safety of county residents. She volunteers for AARP Tax Aide for seniors and low-income residents of metro area and enjoys traveling and the outdoors. She has served as Board Chair and has been on the Embold Board of Directors since 2004. Dana and her husband live in rural Clackamas County near Estacada.

Keith Galitz, Board of Directors

Keith Galitz

Secretary

Retired President and CEO of Canby Telecom & Mount Angel Telephone (now known as DirectLink), Keith has 36 years of experience in telecommunications, entertainment, and broadband industry. He is the past President of the Rotary Club of Canby, served on the Board of Trustees of George Fox University and the University Board Executive Committee. Keith currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Canby Adult Center, and is also an Emeritus Board member at George Fox University.

Geoff Horton, Board of Directors

Geoff Horton

Past Chair

Geoff is a Senior Audit Manager for Aldrich CPAs and Advisors, LLP. Prior to Aldrich, he worked for a tech company in their corporate finance department. Geoff serves a variety of local businesses specializing in the construction and manufacturing industries. Geoff and his family live in Sherwood, and he and his wife enjoy volunteering at their children’s school and coaching their teams.

Guadalupe Martinez, Board of Directors

Guadalupe Martinez

Director

Guadalupe began her service for Embold as an Associate Director mid 2020. Guadalupe is a counselor and instructor at Clackamas Community College. Guadalupe holds a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Oregon State University. She was recently invited to serve on the Governor’s Education Recovery Committee, has served on the Oregon State Board of Education for 2 years, and served on the Board of Directors for the Clackamas County OSU Extension Service and the Board of Directors for the OSU Alumni Association. Guadalupe has a son who currently attends Howard University. She enjoys national and international travel, CrossFit and the Oregon outdoors.

Lesley Brown Albright, Board of Directors

Lesley Brown Albright

Director

Lesley Brown Albright is a Director of Business Development for Nonstop Administration and Insurance Services Inc. She is passionate about relationship building and empowering others through communication, laughter, and radical empathy. Lesley nurtures Nonstops’ current association partnerships, while seeking out others to drive mission based business growth. She has served on a Nonprofit Leadership Board and currently devotes time to local nonprofit fundraising events benefiting at-risk populations and advocating for equitable healthcare access for everyone.

Gordon Huiras, Board of Directors

Gordon Huiras

Director Emeritus

Retired Oregon City Chief of Police Gordon Huiras began volunteering with the Credit Union in 2001 on the Supervisory Committee and served as Board Chair for three years. He is a Life Member of the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police with a 31-year career. He and his wife have a home in Canby.

Suzan Huntington, PhD

Associate Director

Suzan is the President & CEO at Boys & Girls Aid and holds expertise in working with vulnerable communities across diverse arenas. Her 20-year career spans human services, higher education, private education, and national educational healthcare. With a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, she actively contributes to academia as a member of the College of Business Advisory Board at Oregon State University and advocates for women’s empowerment through her involvement with Advancing Women in Leadership at OSU. Suzan has served as Associate Director at Embold since 2023.

Supervisory Committee

Cynthia Smith-English, Supervisory Committee

Cynthia Smith-English

Committee Chair

Cynthia is the Founding Managing Executive Director of the Clackamas Repertory Theatre, established in 2005. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Lewis and Clark College and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Reed College. Cynthia has served on our Supervisory Committee since 2014 and has been the Committee Chair since 2019.

Debra Mason, Supervisory Committee

Debra Mason

Committee Member

Debra is the Executive Director of the Clackamas Community College Foundation. Her previous work includes working as the Executive Director, Director of Operations, and Director of Nutrition at Clackamas Service Center. During her tenure at Clackamas Service Center, Mason increased revenue by more than 300% in six years as well as developed and executed a campaign to open a second location. Debra previously served on the Embold Board from 2017 to 2020 and has served on the Supervisory Committee for several years.

Charles Fick III, Supervisory Committee

Charles Fick III

Committee Member

Charles was the President of General Distributors. He’s active in Helping Hands, a charitable organization that gives back to the local communities they serve. Charles served on the Embold Credit Union Board from 2015-2017. Charles studied business and oceanography and enjoys competitive bowling, golf, skiing, scuba diving, and other outdoor activities.

David Wimmer, Supervisory Committee

David Wimmer

Committee Member

David is a retired Finance Director for the City of Oregon City. He is a Certified Public Accountant and served on Embold’s board from 2006 to 2015. He was the Chief Accountant for Washington County for 10 years and his last 19 years were with the city of Oregon City before retiring in 2012. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Oregon City and the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce. He is still active in Rotary and is the Treasurer of the Oregon City Rotary Club Foundation and the Oregon City Library Foundation.

Dana Lord, Board of Directors

Dana Lord

Committee Member

The former Public Health Director of Clackamas County and a 34-year county employee, Dana focused her career on the health and safety of county residents. She volunteers for AARP Tax Aide for seniors and low-income residents of metro area and enjoys traveling and the outdoors. She has served as Board Chair and has been on the Embold Board of Directors since 2004. Dana and her husband live in rural Clackamas County near Estacada.

Interested in Volunteering?

Our Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee are made up of 100% unpaid volunteers. If you’re a current member of Embold, and if you’d like to help guide our future, please let us know!

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