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Nusenda Credit Union brings in Chief Learning & Diversity Officer

May 30, 2022

Nusenda Credit Union announced today the hiring of Erica Barreiro as its new Chief Learning & Diversity Officer. 

“We look forward to welcoming Erica to the Nusenda team,” said Nusenda President/CEO Joe Christian. “Her track record of innovation and leadership in learning and workplace culture will help advance our commitment to an inclusive and exceptional workplace.” 

Erica joins Nusenda with over 15 years’ experience in education and program development, and comes from Central New Mexico Community College. Most recently, she served as the Future of Work Strategist, leading several initiatives to adapt to the evolving ways of working and securing national and local partnerships to innovate for the future of learning and talent development. Prior to, she served as the Dean of the School of Communication, Humanities, and Social Sciences for a total of 8 years. Erica transformed faculty culture and built effective teams of staff and faculty to modernize several academic programs including the creation of some of CNM’s first online certificate and degree programs. She also designed the state’s first bilingual certification program to support English as a Second Language learners. Erica brings with her an extensive education, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin, a Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of St. Thomas, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Human Resources from Colorado State University.

Erica has served as a chair or co-founder on several local and national committees including Equity Council, Women United Advisory Board, The Culture We Want, LGBTQ+ Advisory Council and panel speaker for 2022 Families’ First of New Mexico Awards. She will lead Nusenda’s Learning & Development department and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work.

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