Volunteer with Visions!
Did you know that as a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative, Visions is run by volunteers? That's right! Our Board of Directors, Supervisory Committee, and Nominating Committee all help to shape the decisions and progress of our organization.
We're more than just banking. We're community builders, friends, and neighbors. We give back to our home towns every day, and it all starts with people like you.
As a volunteer with Visions, you can be part of something even bigger than yourself. You'll join a group of nearly 250,000 Visions members that choose to invest in their communities – all while helping to shape our direction.
Board of Directors
Our Board is made up of a diverse group of individuals throughout all our regions – New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. These nine individuals are responsible for providing strategic oversight for the organization and CEO.
While a keen financial acumen is desired, there's no specific background or prior experience required – you don't even need to be in the banking industry! A strong board is comprised of individuals from unique backgrounds, including education, construction, and more. Our members don't fit neatly into one category, and neither should our board members.
Board members are nominated by the appropriate committee or election process, and participate in:
- Monthly Board Meetings (Wednesday evenings)
- Annual Membership Meeting in March
- Annual Strategic Planning Session in April
- Conferences for continuing education (annual)
- Additional committee meetings as assigned
Want to see our current Board of Directors? Check them out here!
Our Supervisory Committee is made up of five individuals from throughout our regions. They are responsible for ensuring the safety and security of member accounts and credit union assets. They arrange for independent internal audits, handle verification of member statements, and review internal controls.
Our Supervisory Committee is appointed by our Board and participates in:
- Bi-monthly committee meetings
- Conferences for continuing education
Our current Supervisory Committee features:
- Douglas Camin, Chairperson
- Stephanie Jerzak, Vice Chairperson
- Fermin Romero III, Secretary
- Gordon E. Thompson
- Mark A. Wasser
- Mary Anne Benedict, alternate
- John K. Koniuto, alternate
Our Nominating Committee, comprised of five members, is responsible for recruiting and interviewing potential Board members. When the time comes, they also nominate Board members or coordinate the general election, as appropriate.
The Nominating Committee participates in:
- Typically three to six meetings per year
- Board or Visions events, as appropriate
Interested in applying? While we accept applications year round, please note the following for Board selections:
|December - February||Volunteer candidates are identified|
|April - June||Nominating Committee reviews applications and candidates are notified of their selection|
|July - September||Interviews and candidate selections are finalized and candidates are notified|
|March||New Board Term begins coinciding with Visions Federal Credit Union's Annual Meeting|
Supervisory and Nominating Committee Timelines
Appointed by the Board, these positions are typically filled in March and April, but appointments may occur at other times due to vacancies.
Associate Director Position
The Associate Director position may be available to qualified, interested individuals who are not nominated to the Board. This position is typically appointed in March or April, but may occur at other times as needed.
All volunteers are expected to understand and fulfill the attendance requirements of their respective role. They are expected to maintain confidentiality and abide by all policies and governance as required by Visions and the NCUA. Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee members may be required to attend continuing education opportunities regarding the credit union industry. All volunteers are expected to support the strategic goals of the credit union and carry forward the mission statement.
Meet our current Board
Are you interested in meeting the individuals who make up our Board of Directors? Click here and read about why they love volunteering for Visions!
Ready to apply?
Simply fill out an application here. Please note that depending on the time of year, your application may not be acted upon immediately.