​Governance

​Meet our Board of Directors

​Board of Directors  

Your board, your voice. Your Credit Union Board of Directors is made up of 9 accomplished and experienced directors, each serving a three-year term. Directors can serve up to four consecutive terms if re-elected by you.


We are a member-directed organization

As a financial co-operative, we are democratically directed by our members who are represented through our Board of Directors. Our Board plays a crucial role in our governance and members are welcome to nominate themselves or other members who meet the criteria for election to the Board.

The nomination process is simple.  Members can send an email to info@yourcu.com with the name of the nominee, their contact information and a brief explanation of why this individual would be an asset to the Board.  

For more information you can download our Nomination Package 2021-2022, below, that contains the Director Candidate Information Guide and Application below. The deadline for nominations is October 31, 2021

Céline Carrière
Chair

Céline Carrière has served on the Your Credit Union Board of Directors since 2013. A strong believer in the co-operative principles, she has been an active member in the co-operative movement throughout her professional and volunteer career. Céline's work has been focused on social equity and community building. She spent 12 years working in co-operative and community housing, and has recently begun to work in food security, joining the GardenShare team. Céline is a proud member of Your Credit Union, and believes strongly in the work we achieve together serving the YCU membership. 

Kelly Storie
Director

Kelly Storie has been involved in the co-operative sector since she was 12 years old and has been a credit union member for 35 years. Kelly joined Your Credit Union’s Board of Directors in 2013. She brings a fresh perspective and strong co-operative values to the Board table.

Kelly is the Chair of the Audit Committee.

Kelly obtained a degree in Finance and Administration and is a worker-owner of La Siembra Co-operative, where as Finance Manager, she recognizes the value and need for balancing sound financial metrics with principled social objectives. Since 2010, she has sat on La Siembra's Board of Directors and now serves as its Board President.

Kelly believes in the power of co-operation to improve the economic and social well-being of the community, and is actively involved in a number of co-operative development committees where she strives to nurture and strengthen member-owned enterprise models.

Michael Galvin
Director

Michael has been a Credit Union member since 2007, and joined the Board of Directors in 2013. Michael is co-owner of Computer Sense (Cornwall) and trusts the Credit Union for his personal and business-related banking.

Michael's experience in running a small business has provided keen insight into the challenges facing credit unions, as both segments face shrinking margins coupled with an increased demand for customer service.

Michael serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors.

A strong believer in community spirit and improvement, Michael is actively involved in the Cornwall community, including a Campaign Chair of the United Way Centraide, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, a member of the Social Planning Council; a two year term as President of the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall; and currently sitting as the Treasurer on the Board of Victim Services of SDG & A.

A champion of the Credit Union philosophy, he actively promotes doing business with credit unions amongst his fellow entrepreneurs and colleagues.

Brian Keen
Director

Brian has been a member of the Credit Union since 2007.  His association with credit unions began much earlier, in 1981, as the engagement audit partner of a number of credit unions in Cornwall.  Brian has seen the benefits of membership personally and with numerous businesses and individuals that he has had the opportunity to refer to the credit union.

Brian is retired after thirty-five years as a partner in a Cornwall public accounting firm.  He joined the YCU Board of Directors in 2015 and serves on the audit and nominating committees.

Brian is past chair and treasurer of Laurencrest Youth Services Inc. and is past treasurer and charter member of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Cornwall. 

Brian has assisted smaller charities, specifically those with minimum funding, with financial planning, accounting assistance and government compliance.

Brian recognizes the significant support the credit union provides to the community.  He also appreciates the financing and investment options YCU provides to individuals and businesses. He continues to promote YCU as an excellent choice to serve the financial needs of both personal and commercial members.

Michael Nauth
Director

My name is Michael Nauth, and as a member serving on the Board of Directors of Your Credit Union, I am pleased to work with like-minded individuals who are intent on safeguarding the interests of members and of the broader community. I listen attentively to the other directors at our meetings and I am gaining in knowledge and understanding of the workings of the Credit Union.

I am a carpenter, and most of my work has been Construction-related, building or Teaching or developing curriculum in Construction. I have been a Professor at Algonquin College for the past 30 years, and I have a BSc in Mathematics from Carleton and an MEd in Administration and Policy from St FX. I have volunteered as a crew leader for Habitat for Humanity, in Ottawa and abroad. I have worked overseas in Wood-Frame House construction in Russia, China, and Dominica. Closer to home, I have built for Daybreak Housing, Gracefield Camp and St. Andrews Ottawa. I have taught Carpentry to the First Nations bands in Maniwaki, Rapid Lake, and Mistassini.

I am the father of four sons, step-father of two daughters, and grandfather of a six-year old grandson and a four-year old granddaughter. Our family has lived in Ottawa for over 40 years.

Greg Walker 
Director 

Mr. Walker is an accomplished research and business operations professional with many years of experience in science research and strategic business planning for non-profit and Fortune 500 companies.  His skill set includes biomedical science and building science research, project management, financial forecasting, sales and marketing, contract negotiations, and personnel management. Mr. Walker has worked directly with senior management (Directors, Vice Presidents, and CEOs) at various organizations including government research agencies, universities, hospitals, engineering firms, and private sector companies.  He has also been a guest speaker at several industry conferences throughout North America and the world. Mr. Walker holds a BA. and BSc. from the University of Windsor and an MSc. from Dalhousie University, and currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario.   

​Ken Hughes
Director

Mr. Hughes is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA).  He has practiced as an auditor for almost 20 years.  Throughout his career, he has been engaged in the fields of audit, fraud investigation and internal control review, property taxation, finance and financial management.  Mr. Hughes has worked in public accounting, management consulting, and has taught in the areas of audit, internal control and finance in private industry and both federal and municipal governments.  Mr. Hughes is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has also earned an MBA, a Bachelor of Commerce and an ICD.D.

Terry Otto 
Director 

Terry has just completed his first year on the Board. He has lived in rural Ottawa since 1973 with his wife Susan, and has operated a small farm as well as having worked in the farm equipment business for many years. 

He brings to the Board a broad background and experience in the coop sector, having been involved in it since 1974 in various capacities. He has also served on different boards and committees for Ottawa, South Nation Conservation Authority, and the provincial and federal governments. 

Terry believes that one has to be involved in the community to make it better and encourages members to get involved.