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The 12th Annual Credit Union SacTown Run raised more than $183,000 for 11 local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across California and Nevada. More than 1,500 runners participated in the April 3 SacTown Run, which started and ended at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, including 500 credit union employees and members from the two states. Pictured from left to right are Michelle Linenberger, professional development nurse specialist and nurse educator at UC Davis Children's Hospital; John Pamer, chair of the Credit Union SacTown Run race and CEO of Diablo Valley Federal Credit Union ($46 million, Concord, Calif.); Tiffany Doty, SVP of client relationships for Co-op Solutions; and Larry Palochik, SVP of member solutions for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has been immersed in the credit union industry for over a decade. She first joined CU Times in 2011 as a freelance writer, and following a two-year hiatus from 2013-2015, during which time she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union), she re-joined the CU Times team full-time as managing editor. She was promoted to executive editor in 2019. In the earlier days of her career, Chilingerian focused on news and lifestyle journalism, serving as a writer and editor for numerous regional publications in Oregon, Louisiana, South Carolina and the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, she holds experience in marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space. At CU Times, she covers People and Community news, cybersecurity, fintech partnerships, marketing, workplace culture, leadership, DEI, branch strategies, digital banking and more. She currently works remotely and splits her time between Southern California and Portland, Ore.