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
Kim Santos (WI) --Chairman (2019) 
Andrea Cipolla (MA) (2020)
Caitlin Sanford (CA) (2121)
Scott Burgess (Rivermark Community CU, OR) (2018) 
Cheryl DeBoer (Advia CU, MI) (2020)

Ex-Officio:
John Kolhoff (MI) -- NASCUS Chair
Richard Stipa (Trumark Financial CU, PA) -- 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
2017-2018 Education Committee Roster Pending

Ex-Officio:
John Kolhoff (MI) -- NASCUS Chair
Richard Stipa (Trumark Financial CU, PA) -- CU Council Chair
Lucy Ito - NASCUS President/CEO

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 solutions 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) – Chairman
(208) 332-8091
Janet Powell (OR)
Riley Bergstedt (UT)
Ken Bonnot (MO)
Andrea Cipolla (MA)
Carl Gustafson (VA)
Mary Hughes (ID)
Doug Lacy-Roberts (WA)
Tina Miller (TN)
Anthony Rodgers (TN)
Pam Keane (GA)
Mary Ellen O’Neill (CT)
Robin Hall (VA)
Andrew Forth (ID)
Lyndsay Miller (IN)
Katie Averill (IA)
Tammie Nuber (WA)
Patty Salazar (CO)
Rose Conner (NC)
Hailey Nolan (KY)
Mathew Robinson (GA)
Mathew Saunig (CT)
Amy Hunter (WA)

Credit Union Members
John Holt (Nutmeg CU, CT) – Vice Chairman
860-513-5001
Michael Calcote (Elevations, CO)
Kelly Botti (TruMark Financial CU, PA)
Mike Ryan (BECU, WA)
Daryl Sawyer (Greater Cincinnati CU, OH)
Jeanne Couchois (Carolinas CU League)
Jared Ross (LSCU)
Jim Phelps (Cornerstone League)
Gretchen Ziegler (Cornerstone League)
John Trull (NWCUA)
Jill Nowacki (CT CU League)
Christina Mihalik (PCUA, PA)
Colleen Knoll (PSCU, CO)
Cindy Connelly (GA League)
Teresa Halleck (San Diego County CU)
Judy Britt (CT League)
Alison Phelan (BECU, WA)
Brian Holst (Elevations, CO)
Joe Bergeron (Association of VT CUs)
Jennifer McHugh (Royal CU, WI)
Mike Williams (Colorado CU, CO)
Lynn Ciani (Numerica CU, WA)
Patty Idol (Mountain CU, NC)
Bill Lynch (BECU, WA)
Shereefat Belogun (SECU, MD)
Sherry Joseph (SECU, MD)
Bill Buchanan (Delta Community, GA)
David Elmer (First Community, OR)
Jason Boesch (Energize CU, OK)
Jeremiah Kossen (Town & Country, ND)
Meredith Ritchie (Alliant CU, IL)
Diane D. Hank (Alliant CU, IL)

Ex-Officio
John Kolhoff (MI) -- NASCUS Chair
Richard Stipa (Trumark Financial CU, PA) -- CU Council Chair
Lucy Ito - NASCUS President/CEO

Staff Liaisons: Brian Knight, NASCUS Executive Vice President & 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

Members pending

Ex-Officio
John Kolhoff (MI) -- NASCUS Chair
Richard Stipa (Trumark Financial CU, PA) -- CU Council Chair
Lucy Ito - NASCUS President/CEO

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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:
Edward Schutte. OR
Dawn McCaskill, GA
Margaret Tetu, NH

Staff Liaison: (pending)

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

Committee Members:
Dana Owen, TN
Ashley Lieske, WI
William Justice, TN

Staff Liaison: (pending)

Surveillance System Working Group (SSWG)

Committee Members:
Gloria Thomson, IN
Lori Binford, GA
Amy Richardson, VT

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