Local Chapter: Lakeshore
I am CEO of the Gowanda Area Federal Credit Union, $17,000,000.00 in assets, treasurer of the board of directors and a Notary Public. I currently serve as Town of Collins councilman. I started my career as a stenographer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1961-1967, working in the Washington Field and Buffalo Offices. I am the current NYS Women, Inc. treasurer, elected in June 2012.
I am secretary of Lakeshore Chapter, NYS Women, Inc.; currently serve as treasurer for NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund Inc. board and Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce.
I served as 1995-96 BPW/NYS treasurer and other officer positions until becoming 1999-2000 president. I have held various positions at all levels for BPW/NYS, now NYS Women, Inc., including finance chair.
I was selected the 1991 Gowanda BPW Woman of the Year and received the 1997 Spirit of Gowanda Service Award, Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce.
I have held leadership roles over the years in various organizations in my community:
Women of the Moose, Friends of the Collins Public Library, St. Joseph’s Altar & Rosary Society, Gowanda PTA. I served as a member of the Buffalo Council, NYS Credit Union League, and Society of FBI Alumni national treasurer and served 5 years on the Gowanda Central School District budget committee.
Giving back to my community is important to me, as is the importance of volunteerism. NYS Women, Inc. has enriched my life for many years through educational workshops and friendships, and instilled in me the importance of women running for political office. Doing my part to make this world a better place for everyone has always been important to me, as is spending time with my husband, Bob, children, Lisa and Michael and our three grandchildren, Dylan, Kyle and Alayna.