New trustees named to New York Credit Union Foundation board

(June 16, 2015)  — The New York Credit Union Foundation board of trustees appointed their officers during a June 11 meeting in Bolton Landing, New York. The meeting took place during the first day of the New York Credit Union Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Convention.

Robyn Young, CEO of Great Erie FCU, will continue to serve as the Foundation’s chair, and Catherine Benson, chief of lending at CFCU Community CU, will again serve as vice chair. John Felton, manager and CEO of Southern Chautauqua FCU, was named the board’s secretary and treasurer.

New trustees include: Cristina Morrissiey, financial center manager at AmeriCU Credit Union, and Cara Babicz, loan officer at Great Erie FCU. Babicz previously represented the Foundation’s board of trustees as the representative for NYCUA’s Young Professionals Commission, which is tasked with recruiting young adults as employees and volunteers and advancing them into positions of leadership within the New York credit union community.

Terri Oakland, technology services coordinator at TCT FCU, will serve as the Commission’s new representative.

“Our board of trustees believes in the credit union movement and believes in the Foundation,” said Foundation Vice President Allison Barna. “Together, with the board’s leadership and guidance, we will continue to advance our cause and foster the financial independence of all New Yorkers.”

About the New York Credit Union Foundation

As the 501 (c)(3) public charity for the New York credit union movement, the New York Credit Union Foundation serves credit unions, schools and community organizations that help improve the financial independence of New Yorkers and promote the credit union difference. For more information about the Foundation, visit

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