Ciara LaVelle joins Humanidei as Project Manager

ONTARIO, CA (May 23, 2023) — Humanidei is pleased to announce the addition of a new role—Project Manager— to be filled by Ciara LaVelle. Humanidei is a people operations consulting firm focused on helping credit unions become more inclusive, especially through talent attraction, development, and retention.

“As Humanidei continues to grow in our mission of helping credit unions, our team must grow, too,” said Jill Nowacki, President/CEO, Humanidei. “Ciara brings a unique skill set with her credit union operations background, strong attention to detail, and passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are thrilled to add Ciara as a resource for our team and our clients as we continue to help credit unions build diverse, engaged, talented teams at all levels.”

“I’m ecstatic to join the Humanidei Team!” said LaVelle. “Creating spaces where diverse talent cannot only belong but thrive within the credit union movement speaks directly to my passion.  I am honored and captivated by the organization’s mission to win the war for talent by embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion at the core of the credit union movement!”

LaVelle joins Humanidei after almost 11 years with Pheple Federal Credit Union (Greensburg, PA). She began her career at Pheple FCU as a Member Services Representative, and most recently as its DEI Officer/Branch Manager prior to joining Humanidei. She holds a bachelor’s Degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and is a Certified Diversity Professional.

In her new role, LaVelle will contribute to our mission of building a more inclusive credit union system by maintaining structures and systems that help us deliver a high level of responsiveness to our clients and the candidates who depend on us. This includes supporting our Executive Recruitment, DEI Consulting Services, and Executive Coaching practices while providing marketing and outreach support to our clients and candidates.

Ciara LaVelle

About Humanidei

Humanidei was founded in 2019 to help credit unions become more inclusive workplaces. We are passionate about credit unions and the people who lead them. We believe the key to credit union relevance lies in the people, so we partner with credit unions to help them build inclusive workplaces that attract, develop, and retain today’s top talent. We are proud of the work we do with credit union clients across the country, knowing that each day we have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people who lead credit unions and the members they serve. As we thoughtfully build our team, we are committed to adding professionals who are passionate about people and credit unions; who understand that credit unions will only effectively fulfill their mission when their leadership understands and reflects the communities they serve; and who can help our team expand our own awareness and representation in our credit union community.


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