Board of Directors

Julie Macchiarella-Commisso

Chief Executive Officer; Development Committee Director

San Jose, CA      Reno, NV

Julie Macc, Certified Credit/Identity Theft Specialist and author of 10 Days to Fix Identity Theft and DIY Credit Restoration, is a recognized expert on credit reporting for both consumer and business credit scoring.

With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Julie is a trusted and acclaimed expert on credit reporting for both consumer and business scoring.

Julie serves as an expert witness/legal consultant for law firms practicing consumer credit law in both federal and state court. She has been retained as an expert witness for more than 200 consumer credit litigation cases.

She delivers keynote speeches at mortgage and real estate industry meetings for continued education training to educate and update legal and mortgage industry professionals on the current laws and reporting trends.

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Catrina Cherry

Reno Nevada native who graduated with a Finance degree from University of Nevada in 2010 and has worked in the financial industry since 2013.  Growing up she played many competitive sports including softball and basketball.

This past year Catrina has joined PSN, Profession Saleswomen of Nevada and the EWGA, Executive Women’s Golf Association, where she enjoys meeting other Professional women who are trying to better themselves and their community.

Hobbies and activities include, anything and everything outdoors; UNR football and basketball games, Ace’s baseball games, and enjoying Tahoe and Pyramid Lake.  Having a young daughter, Catrina spends a lot of spare time going to the park, swimming lessons, and brightening up sidewalks with chalk.

Catrina got into the financial field with an open mind and an open heart, to encourage people become educated, confident and secure with their current and future financial decisions.

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Cortney Tucker

Cortney is the Director of Guest Experience at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. This includes overseeing all departments within Grand Sierra Resort and making sure they are all producing exceptional guest service, analyzing and responding to guest reviews through all survey and social media platforms, along with working with leadership teams to improve and build on overall guest experience through added amenities, features and benefits for their guests. Being involved in her community is very important to her and she is involved with several organizations in Reno including; GSR Cares, the Chamber, the Young Professional Network, Professional Saleswomen of Northern Nevada, the Young Professional Committee through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada and recently Women’s Money. Some of her accomplishments include; graduating from California State University, Chico in 2013 with her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, leading her team to becoming the "#1 Profitable Hotel" through the Oxford Group in 2014 and being nominated for "Sales Woman of the Year" and making it to the “Final 5” in 2016 through the Professional Saleswomen of Northern Nevada organization. Cortney is also a Big Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters and enjoys taking her Little to different events in Reno, enjoying the outdoors and reading books together. During her free time she loves taking weekend trips to Tahoe with her husband, hiking with her two dogs and spending time with family and friends.

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Laura Edith Chavez

Ms. Chavez began her career with USDA Rural Development in September 2006. 

She progressed from a program technician to a loan specialist in May 2015 following years of dedication and continued higher education; which included the completion of her Associate’s Degree in Business and becoming a certified Spanish/English translator and interpreter for the agency.

Ms. Chavez currently works in the Business and Cooperative Programs with the majority of her time spent in the Guaranteed Business & Industry Loan Program and Rural Energy for America Program area working with lenders, business and agricultural producers throughout the state to assist Nevada’s rural communities with access to capital for business start-up and expansion.  While working in the business programs for Rural Development, Ms. Chavez has developed a good overall knowledge of all USDA Rural Development programs to assist rural Nevadans as needed.

Prior to working for USDA, Ms. Chavez served as a Loan Officer for a local nonprofit organization that assisted families in obtaining home ownership through a Mutual Self Help Program funded by USDA Rural Housing Service.

In her free time, Ms. Chavez enjoys running, outdoor recreation and spending time with her family.