Over 30 Years Of Services

For the past three decades, credit unions have associated our name with the best in executive search and consulting. Our reputation has grown nationwide as credit union directors, CEOs and staff have benefited from the industry dedication of our professional services team.

Our team is comprised of seasoned professionals, uniquely qualified to help our clients execute key organizational strategies because of their own experience working in and with credit unions. In 2019, O’Rourke began to power the Executive Search division of Humanidei, a human capital strategies firm that helps credit unions become more inclusive organizations that win the war for talent.

What We Do

We take a consultative approach to understanding your current compensation philosophy. Our team will benchmark your organization’s compensation structure against comprehensive survey data to determine competitiveness and relevance against the evolving retail financial service marketplace. We provide recommendations and strategies to ensure ongoing recruitment and retention success for your organization.

Our History

For the past three decades, credit unions have associated our name with the best in executive search and consulting. Our reputation has grown nationwide as credit union directors, CEOs and staff have benefited from the industry dedication of our professional services team.

Our team is comprised of seasoned professionals, uniquely qualified to help our clients execute key organizational strategies because of their own experience working in and with credit unions. In 2019, O’Rourke began to power the Executive Search division of Humanidei, a human capital strategies firm that helps credit unions become more inclusive organizations that win the war for talent.

Our Mission

The key to our success is the ability to identify those individuals with high potential to assist our clients in the execution of major strategic initiatives. The team at Humanidei + O’Rourke is actively engaged in developing real relationships with a broad candidate pool to successfully align both seasoned leadership and emerging talent with the needs of our clients.

Management Team

Jill Nowacki

PRESIDENT/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, HUMANIDEI +O’ROURKE

Jill Nowacki started her career with credit unions in 2001. She has taken on leadership roles at credit unions and state and national trade associations. Now, she is using her experience and passion to lead Humanidei, a human capital strategies firm committed to making credit unions the workplaces and volunteer causes of choice for today’s workforce.

Nowacki has practical experience in politics and communication; human resources and strategic planning; community development and marketing. With each role, her purpose remained the same: Help credit unions realize their full potential to expand the economic capacity of members and communities.

Jill has deeply engaged with credit unions across the country, working with Boards of Directors and executive teams to foster growth. They need products, services, and technology to meet member needs, but the true differentiator is in credit unions that leverage the value of human capital to make their systems work best.

Today, Jill helps credit unions increase relevance and win the war for talent at all levels, from front-line staffing through the Board of Directors. By strategically addressing the value of human capital, credit unions can create environments where people bring their best, authentic selves to work; resulting in diversity in thought, increased innovation, stronger succession planning, and ultimately: Relevant, growing credit unions that expand the economic capacity of the members and communities they serve.

Jill holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Montana and a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Public Relations from Carroll College (Helena, Montana). She is a certified International Credit Union Development Educator and a Certified Association Executive.

OSCAR PORRAS

SENIOR CONSULTANT, DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Oscar Porras started his career in the credit union industry over 20 years ago. He has primarily worked with community members of modest needs, credit union professionals of diverse backgrounds, and immerging markets with a focus on the Hispanic community in Oregon and California. That experience has led Oscar to Humanidei + O’Rourke as a Senior Consultant for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Porras has experience in branch operations, lending, and community outreach. In each of his roles he has helped create, develop, and implement products and services that have helped guide immigrant community members and those of modest means into mainstream financial services.

From working with youth, professionals, and board members, Oscar is driven by the belief that everyone deserves an opportunity. The credit union industry will serve as a catalyst for diversity, equity and inclusion by purposely and intently providing opportunities for different ideas, opinions, and lived experiences. Credit unions will continue to grow and stay relevant by becoming a reflection of the communities they serve. Oscar is a certified International Credit Union Development Educator and has also received a certification from Georgetown University in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace.

CARL CLARK

SENIOR CONSULTANT, DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Carl Clark began working in the credit union industry in 2008. Working primarily in marketing and public relations, Carl is an excellent public speaker that enjoys spreading the word about the virtues of credit unions to all who will listen. He is well-versed in Board governance and has created trainings and programs that help connect communities and businesses with resources that help them thrive. He has experience in community outreach and facilitating discussions around strategic planning.

Carl believes that credit unions are a reflection of the communities they serve and the people who lead those institutions should also reflect that community. This belief is what led him to Humanidei and O’Rourke and a career of matching diverse talent with inclusive organizations.

Carl is actively engaged in his local credit union league chapter and served as the chapter president for several years. Carl also devotes time to mentoring youth in the greater Charlotte (NC) area.

At every phase of his career, Carl has worked to be a connector and liaison. Carl has a passion for credit unions and a belief in what they can accomplish in local communities.

 

Carl holds a master’s in business administration from Pfeiffer University and a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University. Carl is a certified Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) and a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC). 

Frieda Afandi

CORPORATE SERVICES MANAGER, HUMANIDEI + O’ROURKE

Frieda was hired as the Corporate Services Manager at O’Rourke & Associates nearly 10 years ago. During her time with the organization, she has been an invaluable resource providing support in all operational aspects of the firm. She provides crucial project management oversight, including marketing administration, vendor management, and working with financial institutions nationwide on executive search and benefits consulting projects. Her particular areas of expertise include market data analysis and candidate development.

Since O’Rourke’s partnership with Humanidei, Frieda has become the firm’s Certified Diversity Recruiter, responsible for coordinating and recommending processes to ensure equitable practices in candidate sourcing and screening. Her expertise in effective communication with candidates and her years of experience in executive recruiting position her to be an ideal resource for candidates and credit unions seeking to expand their diversity recruiting processes.

Frieda holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Criminal Justice from San Francisco State University.

Corporate Office

2855 E Guasti Road, Suite 202
Ontario, CA 91761

Contact Us

Call: 800.394.1918
Fax: 650.589.8749

Send us an email

info@humanidei.com 

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