Board of Directors
Rick Wieczorek has been in the credit union industry for over 30 years, currently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of NIH Federal Credit Union. Previously, he was President and CEO of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (MAFCU) located in Germantown MD
He started his career in the credit union industry as a teller at Northwest Federal Credit Union in 1983. While working for Northwest FCU, he earned his undergraduate degree at George Mason University and his MBA at George Washington University. After receiving his MBA Rick became a Fixed Income Securities Broker/Dealer and worked for First Empire Securities serving mostly credit unions.
Eventually he went to work for one of his clients, NRL Federal Credit Union as the CFO. During his tenure at NRL FCU, Rick created and managed their Wealth Management CUSO, while also performing the duties of the CFO. After serving as the CFO for 9 years at NRL FCU, Rick was hired by Callahan and Associates as their Executive Vice President for the Trust for Credit Unions, a firm that provides mutual funds and strategic planning services to credit unions
Rick resides in Northern Virginia with his wife Laura and three children Morgan, Kelly and Adam.
Miguel Boluda, Jr., has been the CEO of PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union located in Washington D.C. since May 2003. From January 1982 to May 2003, he held various staff and senior management positions at Justice FCU located in Chantilly VA. Mr. Boluda has been a member of the MD | DC Credit Union Association (MD|DC CUA) Board of Directors since January 2006. He currently serves on the MD|DC CUA Governance Committee and the Board of Directors of Credit Union Services, Inc. (CUSI). Between 2007 and 2012, Mr. Boluda held various board leadership positions including Chairman, Vice-Chair and Secretary. From March 2005 until the merger with the MD Credit Union League in December 2005 he served as a Director of the D.C. Credit Union League and Credit Union Services, Inc. Mr. Boluda has previously served in the Chairman and Treasurer positions on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Medical Clinic Condominium Owners Association. Mr. Boluda received his B.S. in Business from the University of Maryland, College Park. Mr. Boluda is the recipient of the 2012 MD|DC CUA Judith A. Burgin Memorial Professional of the Year Award.
Marsha L. King, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Library of Congress Federal Credit Union, has fostered the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” for 45 years. Since 1991, she has served the Library of Congress Federal Credit Union and during her tenure, assets grew from $32 million to over $200 million. Prior to her service with the Library of Congress Federal Credit Union, she was employed at the U.S. Postal Service Credit Union where she advanced to Executive Vice President and also served as Interim President of the Credit Union.
Since 1997, Ms. King has served the MD l DC Credit Union Association (MD|DC CUA) in various roles and capacities, most recently as an active Board member with a focus to foster credit union advocacy. In addition to her volunteer involvement with MD|DC CUA, she served on the Advisory Board of the Financial Operations Association of CUES. Ms. King holds an A.A. degree from Prince George’s Community College in Business and Accounting and has attended numerous credit union schools, conferences and seminars.
Lois Profili started her career at First Eagle FCU in 1982 and has been President and CEO since 2001. First Eagle serves a nationwide membership, with five branches in four states. Membership consists primarily of the employees of Zurich American and American General insurance companies.
She has served as the Baltimore Chapter Association Director at the MD | DC Credit Union Association since 2011, and has been a member of the Baltimore Chapter Board since 2000. Lois is also a current member of the Supervisory Committee for Mid-Atlantic Corporate FCU.
Lois holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance from Notre Dame of Maryland University and is a graduate of CUNA Management School.
Eric P. Church started his 34 year financial career as a CPA for a local public accounting firm, Stegman & Company, in 1983. After working with many commercial clients, with a concentration in credit unions, Mr. Church was hired by one of his clients, First Financial Federal Credit Union of Maryland, as their Vice President of Finance and Information Technology in 1994.
During his 20 year tenure in this position, he led all aspects of finance, accounting and information technology while assisting the Board of Directors in the development of strategic direction. In January 2015, Mr. Church was named President/CEO of First Financial FCU. He is currently responsible for management of all aspects of strategic, financial and operational initiatives for this $985 million organization.
A leader by example, Mr. Church creates and maintains an environment of financial and operational integrity, translates objectives into actionable plans, and guides them to successful implementation.
He was born and raised in the Baltimore, MD area, and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Certificates in Accounting and Finance.
He currently lives in Ellicott City, Maryland with his wife, Alison; they have two children. Outside interests include sports, running and travel.
Laura Eacho is currently the Executive Vice President/Chief of Staff at Educational Systems FCU a position she has held since November, 2014. Prior to her current position, she was the SVP of Lending for 8 years. During her credit union career she has also worked at DVA FCU as the EVP/COO and National Geographic FCU as the CEO.
She has more than 25 years of experience in local credit unions. Ms. Eacho has been a senior executive at both large and small credit unions and is able to contribute the perspectives of credit unions of all sizes. Being active with credit union organizations, she is well versed in local and national issues that affect credit unions, and she supports the MD|DC Credit Union Association's advocacy efforts. Ms. Eacho has a long history of serving credit unions as a Director of the District of Columbia Credit Union League, President of the MD|DC Credit Union Association Suburban Chapter, and member of the Board of Directors of MACUMA. She is known as an effective collaborator and leader among her peers.
Ms. Eacho has her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics/Business from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a director on the School Advisory Board for St. Mary of the Assumption School in Upper Marlboro and currently resides in Bowie, MD with her daughter and son.
Kathleen O. Geary is the President & CEO of Democracy Federal Credit Union in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, she is responsible for the overall operation of the $165 million organization. She has more than 30 years of experience in the credit union industry and has been responsible for various areas such as regulatory compliance, marketing, accounting, member services and investment operations.
Mrs. Geary currently serves as a director on the MD | DC Credit Union Association as well as the president of the DC Chapter and the chair of the Advocacy Committee. In addition to her roles at the Association, Mrs. Geary serves on the board of directors for the Credit Union Mortgage Association and the Geary-O’Hara Family Foundation, and the board of trustees for the Credit Union Legislative Action Committee.
Geary holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The George Washington University.
David is a graduate of Harvard, earned a law degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Science in Business Administration from George Washington University. He has retired from a distinguished career of civil service with the Department of Army where he earned many outstanding and exceptional service awards as a key executive. David has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union for over thirty years, fourteen as chairman. He is currently an elected Director for Region II of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions and has lobbied for important changes to federal laws and regulations. He also serves as a member of the Maryland & DC Credit Union Association’s Governmental Affairs Committee. He is a strong advocate of people working together to achieve a better life for themselves and their community through the financial services provided by credit unions. To further the credit union movement and philosophy he has made special efforts to help encourage the recruitment and development of outstanding volunteers. David has served on many civil, academic, and religious organizations in leadership capacities. He is consultant to executives and has been an invited speaker at many different state credit union league annual meetings to present education sessions such as: evaluating boards of directors, evaluating CEO’s, attracting outstanding volunteers and overlooked benefits of being a credit union volunteer. He is an active leader in the National Association of Credit Union Chairmen and a charter member of the Maryland Chairman’s Forum designed to assist smaller credit unions by sharing information and providing advice. He is married to former Doris Lee Fiedler and lives in Bel Air, Maryland. They have 5 children and 10 grandchildren. His hobbies and other interests are skiing, tennis, sailing and the Maryland Senior Olympics. However, David enjoys spending a large amount of his time promoting the role of volunteers in credit unions.
Theresa Mann began her executive career as CEO of GSA FCU, and joined the FDIC FCU team several years later in 1995. In June 2009 she helped to execute the successful merger between the FDIC FCU and the NSF FCU, now called The Partnership Federal Credit Union where she is the current President and CEO.
Theresa has over 26 years of experience in credit unions and is active on both the local and national levels. Theresa serves as Chairman to the Board of Directors for the MD|DC Credit Union Association. She also currently serves as Chairperson Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc. This organization manages the Credit Union sponsorship of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run, in Washington DC as well as the Credit Union SacTown Ten Mile Run in Sacramento, CA and during the past 11 years has raised more than $7 million for CMN affiliated hospitals nationwide.
Theresa currently serves as Chairman of the CO-OP Financial Services Audit Committee, and is a former member the XP2 Advisory Board, CO-OP Shared Service Centers Advisory Board and the Children’s Miracle Network CU for Kids Advisory Board.
Theresa received a Masters of Business Administration from Averett University, Danville, VA, as well as Bachelor of Science Degrees in both Management Science and Marketing. She lives in Virginia with her husband, their son and their Labradoodle.
Bernard (Bernie) McLaughlin is President/CEO of Point Breeze Credit Union based in Hunt Valley, Maryland. A 34-year veteran of the financial services industry, his experience spans both banks and credit unions in Kansas, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Virginia. Prior to joining Point Breeze in February of 2013, he was the President/CEO of Members First Credit Union in Manchester, NH.
Bernie serves on the Board of Directors of the Hunt Valley Business Forum and is Vice Chair ofthe MD|DC CUA’s Advocacy Committee and was recently appointed to the Association’s Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Georgetown University and its Commercial Lending School at SMU, Dallas, TX.
In keeping with Point Breeze’s strong commitment in being a good neighbor and giving back to its community, Bernie currently serves as a Mentor for the “Bridges Program” at St. Paul’s School. St. Paul’s was founded with the goal of making summer into a time of growth rather than a time of regression for motivated, but underserved East Baltimore students.
Bernie and his wife, who have two grown sons, reside in Maryland.
Jim Norris is President and CEO of Montgomery County Employees Federal Credit Union, based in Germantown, Maryland. Montgomery County Employees FCU caters to county, school district and Montgomery College employees, as well as their relatives and those of the nonprofit Arc of Montgomery County.
Heavily involved in local and professional groups, he holds a position on the Board of Directors for the MD I DC Credit Union Association and is Vice President of the Association’s Suburban Maryland Chapter. He also is past president of the Association’s Baltimore and Suburban Chapters and past vice president of its Washington, DC Chapter.
With an interest in political advocacy on behalf of the credit union industry, Jim has lobbied on several issues of importance in Congress, including debit card interchange rules and is actively involved at the state legislative level attending numerous professional association events in Annapolis and DC.
Past business experience includes the State Employee Credit Union of Maryland, which has 231,000 members and $2.6 billion in assets, and NIH Federal Credit Union where he was Vice President of Delivery Systems. Jim was president and CEO of the AFL-CIO Employees Federal Credit Union before coming to Montgomery County Employees FCU. He began his credit union career as Manager/CEO of the Mercy Hospital Federal Credit Union in 1981.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in business and marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Jim promotes credit union values, cooperation, fun and networking opportunities and is married to another credit union professional, Kathleen (Nymeo Federal Credit Union). Jim and Kathy have 3 children, Christine, Daniel and Shane and 3 grandchildren.
Rod Staatz has been President and CEO of SECU Credit Union since 2003. With over 39 years of financial experience, Rod has held various executive banking positions before joining the credit union movement in 1996. SECU is a $3 billion credit union headquartered in Linthicum, Maryland with over 230,000 members.
Working in both the banking and credit union worlds has given Rod a unique appreciation for what credit unions provide that for-profit financial institutions can't.
Rod serves as Chairman of the CUNA (Credit Union National Association) Board of Directors. He also sits on the Boards of CSCU (Card Services for Credit Unions), OTS (Open Technology Solutions), Shared Services Solutions (S3) and the Maryland/DC Credit Union Association.