Brooklyn Cooperative’s Board of Directors is composed of seven individuals. Each director is a credit union member who brings some special knowledge and expertise to the board, helping board members to carry out their policy making, oversight, and community outreach responsibilities.
Ms. Brandenburg is Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, where she works on initiatives that pertain broadly to economic development and poverty reduction, including one focused on social investing. Another is devoted to the economic security of low-income U.S. workers.
Ms. Capers is Senior Vice President for Programs at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. Ms. Capers has held leadership posts in diverse nonprofits and in government, such as Vice President of Development at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Chief of Staff for the NYC Department of Small Business Services. A resident of Brooklyn, Ms. Capers serves on the boards of the Noel Pointer Foundation and the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts.
Mr. Marrero is a Senior Staff Attorney at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A. He has been employed by Brooklyn Legal since 1989, with two 2-year leaves of absence in that time: one to work as a legislative aide for a Brooklyn New York State Assemblyman and the second to work as a court attorney for a New York State Supreme Court Justice.
Ms. Rajan is Chief Executive Officer of Brooklyn Cooperative. She joined the credit union in its first year as a volunteer, and has held positions of increasing responsibility since then, including Loan Officer, Director of Lending, and Chief Operations Officer.
Mr. Thompson works with the City of New York’s Human Resources Administration as a Job Opportunity Specialist. Past work experience includes serving as an Assistant Manager at the U.S. Open and as a Technical Analyst at Donovan Data Systems.