Who We Are

Who We Are

Board of Directors

Get in touch with your Board.  Send an email to board@ccec.bc.ca .  

Members of CCEC's Board of Directors are elected at our Annual General Meeting that is held every year in late January or early February. As directors, they become team members in the governance of the credit union, and volunteer for a three-year term. Meetings are currently held every third Thursday of the month. There are also occasional special meetings held to discuss board initiatives and special projects of the directors, such as long term planning.

It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to oversee the running of the credit union and to delegate the authority for the day to day operations to the manager. They are guided in carrying out their duties by CCEC policies, Credit Union legislation and the hard work of our committee members. Directors are also encouraged to sit on one or more of the various Board committees.

Board members serve terms of three years and often stay for a second term. All board members serve double duty on one of the several working committees including Investment and Lending, and Member Services. In addition, several directors also find time to serve on the board of the CCEC Development Society.

Meet Your Board as of February 9, 2017

    Marty Frost
Marty has a strong interest in developing and strengthening co-ops and credit unions as a means of holding onto some semblance of economic democracy in our North American culture.  Serving the membership of CCEC is one of the ways he acts on that. 
  Tammy Meyer
Tammy Lea Meyer is a media activist and artist. A founding director of The People's Network and Squeegeemedia Co-op, Tammy has long been interested in how we the people make media that is innovative, fun, and engages the world anew.  


  Janet Berman
Jan Berman, a member of CCEC Credit Union since 1979, has been involved in co-op housing, finance and food. And, at CCEC, she has been on the credit committee, investment lending committee and the board. She is committed to co-op principles and believes that Credit Unions are the only financial institutions in which people should invest their money.

Steve Kisby

Steve operates his own technology services business and has been a committed member of the Green Party for several years. he is keen to promote a green development agenda and to mobilize the credit union membership. 

    Scott Nelson

Scott is a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer for NXTLevelYou, a tech start-up focussed on personal growth and development.  He is a strong community development advocate with numerous years of board experience including Crowdgift Canada CCC, CCEC Credit Union, the BC Council for International Cooperation, VeloFemmes Canada CCC, Free Geek Vancouver, Vancouver Community Net, Society Promoting Environmental Conservation and the Artists' Legal Outreach Society.

Scott has an abiding interest in martial arts, am an avid meditator in the Theravada Buddhist mindfulness tradition, and help maintain webservices for the D.I.Y. Dharma community and Birken Forest Monastery.

Philosophically, he finds the intregral vision as outlined by Sri Aurobindo, Ken Wilber, et al. the most compelling worldview. I am part of the team that developed and maintain metaintegral.org and integralwithoutborders.net.

Ross Gentleman  

Ross has been a member of CCEC for 40 years.  He was GM from 2013-2016 and has previously served as a director.  He also worked for the regulatory authority for 17 years and has been active otherwise in the BC credit union system.  He has a particular interest in co-operatives and community economic development as ways to empower and secure the future of ordinary people. He sees CCEC as an activist champion in the fight against growing income/wealth inequality, the fight against the political-legal attacks on community-based institutions, the fight for our ecological future, and many struggles for a more just society.


Denise Brennan

    Gilad Babchuk


Committees of the Board: 

The Investment and Lending Committee is made up of representatives from management, board and credit committee, appointed by the Board, and meets quarterly. This committee is a legislated body set up to review current investment and lending policies in relation to current financial conditions. The quarterly financial statements are reviewed against the performance of the credit union system, our own past performance and to catch any imbalances caused by current economic conditions. The Committee also makes recommendations on lending policy and advises staff on any financial trends that may benefit services to our membership.

The Strategic Planning and Member Engagement Committee is composed of at least three directors, including one of the Co-chairs of the board. The committee organizes and supports effective board strategic planning and development efforts. The committee also oversees member surveys, consultations and communications. This committee also co-ordinates the annual board evaluation.

The Audit Committee and the Conduct Review Committee are board committees which are required by legislation. Currently, the full board serves as these two committees.

Credit Committee as of February 9, 2017

CCEC's Credit Committee fulfills an important role in maintaining the credit union's integrity and commitment to the community. This committee of seven members elected by the membership meet monthly at CCEC to consider loan applications. CCEC membership loans are evaluated and a standard loans criteria is applied to all personal, business and mortgage loans, which are reviewed for approval.

This provides an opportunity for staff and committee members to discuss CCEC's values and apply creative solutions to the financial issues that may face our membership. The Credit Committee's decisions are guided by CCEC's mission statement, investment and lending policy, and Credit Union legislation.

There are also two to four joint meetings annually of the Board of Directors and Credit Committee to review policy and co-ordinate lending objectives. The credit committee requires serious commitment of time and energy but the rewards are many in light of serving your community.

For further information on loans available through CCEC Credit Union and to complete the personal loan application on line, click here to visit our Loans Page for individuals and click here for business loans.

Credit Committee Members are:  Willem Haan, Heather MacKay, Sean Tyson, Kathryn Colby, Andrew Boyle, Gail Cryer and Dennis McCrossan.


If anything depicts the spirit of CCEC, it's our friendly, hard-working staff!

Tracey Kliesch........General Manager & CEO  - tkliesch@ccec.bc.ca 
Joanne Ha ........Acting Manager. Branch Operations - jha@ccec.bc.ca 
Terry Aske ...............Manager, Administration - taske@ccec.bc.ca     
Joanne MacKinnon…Communications - jmackinnon@ccec.bc.ca   
Murray Livergant …..Business Loans Officer - mlivergant@ccec.bc.ca  
Atilio Alvarez ….......Personal Loans Officer & Investment Specialist- aalvarez@ccec.bc.ca  
Wendy Frost ..........Sr Member Services - wfrost@ccec.bc.ca 
Nikki Sharp…….. ...Member Services  nsharp@ccec.bc.ca
Sherry Hebeler........Clearing Administrator - info@ccec.bc.ca
Diane Leblanc ........Member Services 
Reina Sorto …….... Member Services
April Walker ...........Member Services 
Karin Srhoj............. Member Services
Editha Guballa.........Member Services

The majority of staff at CCEC  are proud members of Unifor Local 3000.  

Volunteer Opportunities

At CCEC we have a strong commitment to co-operative and democratic principles. All members have the opportunity to be closely involved in the credit union's operations and the credit union movement.

Democratic decision-making
CCEC's direction is determined by the membership at our Annual General Meetings at which each member has a vote. There are two elected decision-making groups:

Volunteer opportunities & Committee opportunities
Volunteers are an important part of CCEC Credit Union. In addition to the Board of Directors and Credit Committee, volunteers participate on ad hoc and standing committees.

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