NYCUF Announces Board Officers, Welcomes New Trustees

ALBANY, NY (June 25, 2013) The New York Credit Union Foundation (NYCUF) has selected board officers and welcomed new trustees for the year ahead. Together, the group will oversee the operation of the Foundation as they advance its mission of “fostering the financial independence of New Yorkers through credit unions.”

The following updates were announced June 13 during the Foundation’s annual meeting:

  • ACMG FCU President/CEO Vicki O’Neill has been re-elected board chairman.
  • Great Erie FCU CEO Robyn Young has been newly elected vice chairman.
  • Bethpage FCU CFO Brian Clarke has been re-elected treasurer/secretary.
  • Four individuals are joining the board of trustees, including: Laurie Baker, VP/COO of The Summit FCU and board chair of the Credit Union Association of New York; Catherine Benson, lending SVP at CFCU Community CU; Tristram Coffin, CEO of Alternatives FCU; and Cara Carlevatti, member development coordinator at Great Erie FCU. Carlevatti is a member of the Credit Union Association of New York’s Young Professionals Commission and will represent her fellow young professionals on the board.

During the meeting, the group also recognized outgoing trustees John C. Gibardi, president/CEO of Entertainment Industries FCU; Gerard Herrling, principal at CarPort Consulting; James L. Mack, business development executive at Sunmark FCU;  and Bruno Sementilli, president/CEO of Quorum FCU.

Remaining trustees include: Linda Bourgeois, CEO of UFirst FCU; Kevin A. Brauer, SVP of Alloya Corporate FCU; Alfred Frosolone, CEO of Niagara’s Choice FCU; Chris Guild, sales manager at CUNA Mutual Group; Shirley Jenkins, secretary/board member of Municipal CU; William J. Mellin, president/CEO of the Credit Union Association of New York; Mark Pfisterer, president/CEO of AmeriCU Credit Union; Christine Peters, CEO of Family First of NY FCU; John Prumo, president/CEO of GPO FCU; and Mike Vadala, president/CEO of The Summit FCU.

“I am so pleased to continue my tenure as chairman of the Foundation’s board of trustees, and to serve alongside such a distinguished group of leaders from the New York credit union movement,” said O’Neill. “The Foundation has provided significant support to New York credit unions and their members through grants, partnerships and disaster relief, and we hope to build on that success in the year ahead.”

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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