NASCUS Committees

Credit Union Advisory Council members serve in an advisory capacity on some of NASCUS' standing committees. The Performance Standards Committee and Task Forces are regulators only. To view the Credit Union Advisory Council Committee members, click here.


NASCUS Audit Committee

Committee Mission:
The Audit Committee mission is to perform oversight review of all NASCUS financial activity.

Committee Members
Cynthia Stuart, VT (2018), Chairman
Cheryl DeBoer, Advia CU, MI (2017)
Kim Santos, WI (2019) 
Scott Burgess, Rivermark Community CU, OR (2018) 

Ex-Officio:
Mary Ellen O’Neill (CT) -- NASCUS Chair
Patty Idol (Mountain CU, NC) -- CU Council Chair

NASCUS Staff Liaison:
Doug McGuckin - Vice President, Corporate Affairs

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NASCUS Education Committee

Committee Mission:
The Education Committee is a standing committee responsible for designing, promoting and providing educational programs and training for employees of NASCUS members. The Committee also oversees the preparation and coordination for the NASCUS State System Summit. The Committee monitors results and submits educational and training recommendations to the Board for consideration.

Committee Members
Patty Idol, Mountain CU, NC, Chairman
Jeff Dahlstrom, Southeast Financial CU, TN, Vice Chairman
Rose Conner, NC
John Fields, LA
Carl Gustafson, VA
John Lattanzi, Credit Union One, OH
Deb Lein, CT
Leanne O’Brien, MI
Amy Richardson, VT
Doug Lacy-Roberts, WA
Tom Theune, WI
Linda Williams, Akron Firefighters CU, OH

Ex-Officio:
Lucy Ito - NASCUS President and CEO
Mary Ellen O’Neill (CT) -- NASCUS Chair
Patty Idol (Mountain CU, NC) -- CU Council Chair

NASCUS Staff Liaison:
Isaida Woo - Vice President, Education

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NASCUS Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee

Committee Mission:
The Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee is a standing committee that works to advance legislative and regulatory issues that preserve a viable and attractive state credit union system. The committee, comprised of regulators, credit unions, and leagues, develops NASCUS’ comment letters, recommends NASCUS policy positions, and guides NASCUS legislative activity.

The Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee also oversees special projects designed to enhance the state charter. These special projects have included evaluating model state regulation and legislation, developing protocols to enhance interstate branching, tracking state powers and authorities, and disseminating best practices.

The work of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee is conducted primarily by e-mail and monthly conference calls. During these monthly calls, NASCUS staff briefs committee members on a wide range of issues confronting the state credit union system. The committee meets in person once a year in conjunction with the NASCUS Summit and annual meeting of the membership.

Committee membership is open to all NASCUS members. For more information about the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee, or to lend your voice and expertise to the enhancement of the state system by joining the committee, contact brian@nascus.org.

Committee Members

Regulator Members
Joe Jones (ID) – Vice Chair
Janet Powell (OR)
Amy LaChance (CT)
Tim Arthun (PA)
Riley Bergstedt (UT)
Ken Bonnot (MO)
Andrea Cipolla (MA)
Harold Feeney (TX)
Marni Gibson (KY)
Carl Gustafson (VA)
Robin Hall (VA)
Mary Hughes (ID)
Linda Jekel (WA)
John Kolhoff (MI)
Doug Lacy-Roberts (WA)
Tina Miller (TN)
Anthony Rodgers (TN)
Sarah Moore (AL)
Pam Keane (GA)
Justin McElheney (GA)
Keith Schuster (WA)

Credit Union Members
Michael Calcote (Elevations CU, CO) – Chair
Kelly Botti (TruMark Financial CU, PA)
Mike Ryan (BECU, WA)
Daryl Sawyer (Greater Cincinnati CU, OH)
Dan Schline (Carolinas CU League)
Jared Ross (LSCU)
Jim Phelps (Cornerstone League)
John Trull (NWCUA)
Jill Nowacki (CT CU League)
John Holt (Nutmeg CU, CT)
Amy Sink (Interra CU, IN)
Steven Ritchie (Orange County’s CU, CA)
Bob Donley (Members CU, NC)
Christina Mihalik (PCUA, PA)
Linda Childs (TNconnect CU, TN)
Colleen Knell (PSCU, CO)
Alison Phelan (BECU, WA)

Ex-Officio
Mary Ellen O’Neill (CT) -- NASCUS Chair
Patty Idol (Mountain CU, NC) -- CU Council Chair
Lucy Ito (NASCUS)

Staff Liaison: Brian Knight, NASCUS General Counsel, and Nichole Seabron, NASCUS Vice President and Legislative and Regulatory Counsel


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NASCUS Performance Standards Committee

Committee Mission:
The Performance Standards Committee is a standing committee responsible for administering the accreditation program. It is the duty of the Committee to determine which applicant credit union supervisory agencies meet and maintain the standards for accreditation.

Committee Members:
John Kolhoff, MI, Chair
Cynthia Stuart, VT
Harold Feeney, TX
Gavin Gee, ID
Riley Bergstedt, UT 
Mark Powell, IN

Ex-Officio:
Lucy Ito - NASCUS President and CEO
Mary Ellen O’Neill (CT) -- NASCUS Chair

NASCUS Staff Liaison:
Tammy Gentilini, Director of Accreditation and Examiner Programs

Accreditation Audit Working Group
Committee Members:

Corey Krebs, ND, Chair
Rose Conner, NC
David Anderson, IL
Marni Gibson, KY
Aaron Ferenc, VT

NASCUS Staff Liaison:
Tammy Gentilini, Director of Accreditation and Examiner Programs

Ex-Officio:
Lucy Ito - NASCUS President/CEO
Mary Ellen O’Neill (CT) -- NASCUS Chair

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NASCUS/NCUA Committees, Task Forces and Working Groups


NASCUS/NCUA National Examination Committee
The committee gathers comments from examiners regarding the examiners' guide, exam process and procedures, emerging issues affecting exams, etc.

Committee Members:
Michael Baugh, KS
Lori Jones, OH

Staff Liaison: Tammy Gentilini, Director of Accreditation and Examiner Programs

This working group solicits input and facilitates recommendations to improve the 5300 Call Report form, the Financial Performance Review, Consolidated Balance Sheet, the Report of Officials and the Scope Workbook.

Lori Binford, GA
Amy Richardson, VT
Gloria Thompson, IN

Staff Liaison:Tammy Gentilini, Director of Accreditation and Examiner Programs

NASCUS/NCUA Technology Development Team (formerly the AIRES Development Team)
This group works to improve and update AIRES.

Committee Members:
Donald Anderson, WI
Dana Owen, TN
David Symons, MI

Staff Liaison: Tammy Gentilini, Director of Accreditation and Examiner Programs

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