Team

Our Team


Colleen Anderson

Colleen Anderson is a highly seasoned executive with a proven track record of driving large scale change and achieving sustainable growth in companies with varying size and complexity. She serves as BankWork$ Executive Director.

Ms. Anderson served as Executive Vice President, Head of Retail Banking for OneWest Bank in Pasadena. In this role she was responsible for all aspects of Consumer Banking, Business Banking and SBA Lending. The Consumer Bank included 78 branches with $12 billion in deposits. Within the first sixth months of taking the position, two financial institutions were acquired. Ms. Anderson successfully integrated the three financial institutions on to a new technology platform and a common suite of products/services.

Prior to working at OneWest Bank, Ms. Anderson was recruited by Goldman Sachs to serve as one of their Consultants and an industry expert during formal due diligence process on a potential investment target that was slated to close right before the capital markets collapsed. She had been selected as future President of Community Banking.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Anderson served as Executive Vice President & Head of Community Banking Group for Greater Bay Bancorp. She was responsible for all aspects of Consumer, Business, Commercial, Private and Venture Capital Banking for a $7.5 billion Community Bank headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. 

Ms. Anderson spent the majority of her career at Wells Fargo. She began her 22 years there as an Assistant Branch Manager. A series of promotions followed, including Senior Vice President & District Manager for Retail Banking; Executive Vice President - Business Sales Division; Executive Vice President – Regional President, Southern California Community Bank; and Executive Vice President - Head of Business Banking.

Ranko Fukuda

Ranko Fukuda is the BankWork$ Associate Director. She is responsible for working with Vocational Training partners, Bank partners, and community stakeholders to ensure the BankWork$ program is maximizing its impact in markets across the country. After graduating from University of Michigan, Ranko spent 12 years with Capital One Financial, honing in on her Project and Program Management skills, as well as having the privilege of working in the CEO, President and Bank Presidents' offices and managing the Bank charitable giving program. Her tenure at Capital One ended unexpectedly when the Great Northeast Earthquake and Tsunami affected her home country of Japan and she moved to Japan temporarily to help aid in disaster recovery with All Hands Volunteers. Upon her return to the US, Ranko moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the non profit sector to leverage her professional skills in making a difference in underserved communities.  She enjoys salsa dancing, hot yoga, organic farming and spending time with her dog and cat.

Alissa Weddington

Alissa Weddington joined BankWork$ in 2017 as Operations Officer. She performs operations and administrative functions for the vocational training program as well as providing support to the Executive and Associate Directors. Alissa graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara and spent several years in print media before transitioning into the financial services industry. She led operations and development for a number of financial advisory firms prior to joining BankWork$. Alissa currently lives in Santa Barbara and enjoys hiking and beachcombing along the scenic coast.