Northwest Credit Union Foundation Names New Board of Trustees


October 16, 2012                                                     

Lynn Heider
Vice President, Communications and Public Relations
Northwest Credit Union Association
503.358.0773 (mobile)

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Names New Board of Trustees

(Federal Way, Wash.) The Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF) welcomes its new board of trustees. Steve Wilder of Horizon Credit Union has been elected interim chairman of the board. Kyle Frick of Mid Oregon Credit Union will serve as vice chairman. The executive team also includes Lesley Carrell of Fibre Credit Union as secretary and Barbara Mathey of IBEW & United Workers Federal Credit Union as treasurer. The interim executive committee will serve until a permanent committee is named to serve beginning in January 2013.

“I am honored to serve as chairman of the board of trustees and very excited about our opportunities going forward,” Wilder said.

“Now that the merger of the Oregon and Washington foundations is complete, we have the advantage of scale that gives us opportunities for service like never before.”

The NWCUF was created earlier this year with the merger of the Oregon and Washington credit union leagues’ foundations. During the first nine months of the new entity, governance has been handled by merging the trustees of the original organizations. This marks the first realignment of the board. 

Wilder has formed a nominating committee to select additional candidates for the board. The selection process will take place over the next few months.

The NWCUF is a 501 © 3 organization that engages in activities and programs to benefit Northwest credit unions and their communities, including professional development scholarships, small credit union development, public education and community outreach grants to support credit union success.

Joining the executive team as trustees include: Helen Funk, Rogue Federal Credit Union; Jill Nowacki, Maps Credit Union; Jane Parker, Woodstone Credit Union; Gayle Yost, Community Heathcare Federal Credit Union.

Three additional trustees will be added in the coming months. The three trustees will be selected to represent small, medium and large-sized credit unions. The board is expected to hold its first meeting sometime in December.


The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association serving 164 of Oregon and Washington’s credit unions and their 4.4 million members. The NWCUA is the voice of the Northwest credit union movement, providing legislative, regulatory and public advocacy in addition to education, compliance, networking support and business solutions to its members. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit

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