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The $3.8 billion, Albuquerque, N.M.-based Nusenda Credit Union hired Erica Barreiro as chief learning and diversity officer. In her new role, she will lead Nusenda’s learning and development department, and its diversity, equity and inclusion work. Barreiro brings over 15 years of experience in education and program development and joins Nusenda from Central New Mexico Community College. She most recently served as the community college’s future of work strategist, and before that as dean of the School of Communication, Humanities and Social Science for eight years. Barreiro holds a master of arts in curriculum and instruction from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, and a doctor of philosophy in education and human resources from Colorado State University. She has also served as a chair or co-founder on several local and national committees, including the Equity Council, Women United Advisory Board, The Culture We Want and the LGBTQ+ Advisory Council.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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