National Credit Union Foundation announces new FinHealth Director

MADISON, WI (November 7, 2022) — The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) has announced the addition of Jamie Chandler as FinHealth Director.

As FinHealth Director, Chandler will lead the Foundation’s efforts to strengthen the understanding and support of financial well-being across the credit union movement. Her role will also oversee the operations and outputs of the FinHealth Fund—a multimillion-dollar initiative delivering on key financial well-being strategies to benefit credit union members, employees and communities.

“We are thrilled to have Jamie join our team,” said Chad Helminak, the Foundation’s Chief Impact Officer. “Her experience developing innovative financial health initiatives will be a powerful addition to the Foundation. Her leadership will be instrumental in the Foundation catalyzing further change across the credit union movement and help improve financial well-being for all.”

Chandler joins the Foundation after serving as the Senior Financial Health Program Specialist at University Federal Credit Union in Austin, Texas, where she led the planning, development and management of the organization’s financial health program for their 780 employees and over 300k members. She also served as a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) for employees. An Army veteran, Chandler is actively engaged with several organizations that support veterans and the first responder community.

“I am excited to be joining the incredible team at the Foundation,” said Chandler. “I am deeply passionate about growing and evolving financial health, and I am looking forward to working alongside credit unions to drive the mission of financial well-being for all into the future.”


About National Credit Union Foundation

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through grants and programs, the Foundation is strengthening financial well-being, igniting passion, and instilling knowledge about the credit union difference, and uniting resources to help credit union people during disaster. Donations to the Foundation ultimately enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.


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