Board of Directors
Are you looking for an opportunity to serve as a volunteer in a non-profit financial institution?
Are you ready to commit some free time, effort and talent to engage in the governance and financial oversight of your Credit Union?
If you are, the Financial Resources FCU Board of Directors is interested in speaking with you about open volunteer positions that could lead to Supervisory Committee or Board positions.
Your Credit Union has seen remarkable growth and transformation as it reached over the $400 Million dollar asset level with more than 20,000 members and a broad range of member services to meet the ever growing demands of a financial institution in the 21st Century.
All credit unions are governed by a volunteer board and Supervisory Committee that provide governance oversight ensuring that members-owners are served in full compliance with National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) regulations. Now more than ever, volunteers are needed to serve fellow members. You may be immediately qualified as an Associate Director in preparation for service on the competency-based board that is responsible for setting the success course for Financial Resources FCU short and long-term. OR you may be appointed to the Supervisory Committee where you will learn the systems and requirements for managing a non-profit financial institution that operates under Federal Government oversight through NCUA (National Credit Union Administration).
Some Insight to Duties and ResponsibilitiesWe are seeking a Financial Resources FCU member with a strong interest in serving fellow members as a volunteer. Business experience, especially in the field of Finance / Accounting will be considered a plus. These positions require approximately 5 to 10 hours per month of your time in voluntary service to your fellow Financial Resources FCU members/shareholders, and may require some travel.
The Board's job: Provide strategic leadership to the Management team (President/CEO and staff) and provide the financial, material and authoritative resources for carrying out Board decisions. Fiduciary responsibilities require an understanding of financial reports and ability to act upon financial and strategic planning direction. You will also need basic computer skills to access on-line reports and communications.
The Supervisory Committee's job: Supervise the Internal Auditor function to assure compliance with NCUA Rules and Regulations, while monitoring the fiscal responsibilities that govern the best interests of the membership. Again, basic computer skills are necessary.
We'd like to talk to you if you are looking for a volunteer opportunity where you will learn about management for financial success in a non-profit environment. You will, at the same time, be rewarded for your service to fellow members by participating in the steps to secure their (and your) financial good health.
Interested members who have the time and willingness to serve fellow members should submit their resume in confidence to:
Board Development Committee Chairman Robert Graczyk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors
A seven member volunteer board of directors that is elected by the general membership governs Financial Resources. In turn, the Board gives direction to the Credit Union's executive management team, which is responsible for the institution's day-to-day operations. Meet our Board ...
Sam Pagano, Chairman, was appointed to the Board in 2009 after serving as a Member of the Supervisory Committee since 2006. Sam has been a Credit Union member since 1976 when he first started his employment at Ethicon, Inc. He has remained at Ethicon holding various positions of increased responsibility in Operations and Procurement until his retirement in July 2011. He is a graduate of Temple University and former member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Educational Advancement in Flemington, NJ, serving two years as Chairman. Sam resides in Richboro, PA with his wife. They have two daughters and one grandson.
Robert J. VanCaneghan, Vice Chairman, since 2000, had served as Board member of Financial Resources CUSO, LLC, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Credit Union offering insurance services and has been a Credit Union member since 2000. Bob retired after 25 years of service as an Equity and Options Trader for A.G. Becker and Co. and Miceli-VanCaneghan and Co. as partner in one of the largest specialist market makers on the floor of the American Stock Exchange, during which time he served as Member of the stock exchange's Board of Governors. Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Wagner College, an MBA degree in Finance from New York University, and a Juris Doctor Degree from Brooklyn Law School. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1979. Bob serves as a Board Member of the Staten Island March of Dimes and Energy Exploration Technologies in Calgary, Canada, and is a former member of the Cardinal's Committee of the Diocese of New York. He resides in Staten Island, NY with his wife.
Robert Graczyk, Treasurer, has been a Credit Union member since 2009 and was appointed to the Board in 2010. Bob is currently employed as Vice President Human Resources for Quick Chek Corporation in Whitehouse, New Jersey. He had previously been employed as Manager Human Resources, Retail, for Amerada Hess Corporation and with The Southland Corporation, owner and operators of Seven Eleven Stores in various Human Resources and Retail Operations positions. After completing four years active duty in the Navy, Bob attended George Mason University where he graduated in 1978 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He earned his MBA from Lehigh University in 1985 and his MS in Human Resource Management from Saint Joseph’s University in 2007. He also holds the SPHR certification from the Society of Human Resource Management. Bob retired from the US Naval Reserves as a Commander in 2004. Bob lives with his wife, Terrie, in Wescosville, PA. They have two grown children and 3 grandchildren.
Edward Bobertz, Secretary, was appointed to the Board in June 2013 after serving as a Member of the Supervisory Committee for five years. Ed graduated in 1974 from Wake Forest University. In June 2012 he retired from J&J after 30 years of service, the last 12 at Ethicon, Inc. Ed lives in Clark, NJ and has two grown children, Meghan and Matthew and two grandsons, Oliver and Hudson.
Sandra L. Harris, Director, was appointed to the Board in May 2013 after serving as an Associate Director since January 2013. She owns an art consultancy firm, Creekside Art Services, which provides appraisal services to art collectors. Sandra most recently was the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Organizational Effectiveness at Independent Sector, a nonprofit membership and advocacy organization. During her tenure she was responsible for revenue generating operations including building leasing, membership retention and acquisition, and conference management. Previously she was Director of Administrative Services at the Ford Foundation in Manhattan. Sandra earned her BA at Brown University and her MBA at Rutgers University.
David Hildebrand, Director, was appointed to the Board in April 2014. Prior to his appointment in March 2014 as Associate Director, David was Chairperson of the Supervisory Committee since 2010. David is currently a Global Category Manager R&D/QA Procurement for the J&J Consumer Companies. He has been with Johnson & Johnson for 22 years spanning all 3 sectors and holds a six sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) certification, which is a mark of career excellence. David holds a BSc in Chemistry and minor in Biology from the State University of NY. He resides with his wife Nikki, and three daughters in Doylestown.
Maria Agresta, was appointed to the Board in April 2017. Prior to her appointment, Maria served as Chairperson of the Supervisory Committee since 2014. She joined the Supervisory Committee in 2011. Maria is currently a Director within J&J Pharma for Risk Management. She has been with Johnson & Johnson since 1986 spanning 2 sectors with experience in Research and Development, Supply Chain, Quality Controls & Compliance, and Quality Systems. Maria holds a BSc in Chemistry and minor in Psychology. She resides with her husband David in Lansdale PA and they have two grown children, Jessica and Zachary.
Peter J. Bruno, Chairman Emeritus, is a retired Chairman of Financial Resources, a position he held from 1992-2008. Peter retired from Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company after 41 years in Manufacturing and Human Resources including his role as Company Liaison to ETHICON Employees FCU, the forerunner of FRFCU. Peter has been a Credit Union member since 1954 and served on the Board of Directors since 1987. He was elected to the National Association of Credit Union Chairmen (NACUC) Board of Directors in 1999, closing out his NACUC Board service as Chairman in 2008 when he received the Eugene T. Ball Award for commitment to country, credit unions and NACUC. He was chosen as 2012 Credit Union Advocacy Champion by the N.J. Credit Union League (NJCUL) and inducted into the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) Volunteer Hall of Fame in 2013. Peter continues to work with the Board as counselor/advisor, participating in monthly meetings and accepting assignments for the good of the Board and Membership. Peter served as trustee on the Board of Seaside Park, NJ Taxpayers Association. He is a US Army veteran and lives with his wife in Bound Brook, NJ. They have four children, nine grandchildren, and a great-grandson; a second great-grandchild is due.
Frank Culley, Director Emeritus, has been a Credit Union member since 1973. Frank retired as Vice President of Human Resources for Ethicon, Inc. in 1995. A member of the company’s Board of Directors since 1974, Frank was an Ethicon associate for 29 years. Since retiring, Frank has served as a consultant in the Human Resources field. Frank received his Bachelor's degree from Saint Peter's College and earned his MBA from Seton Hall University. Frank and his wife live in Manasquan, NJ. They have three children and nine grandchildren.
The Supervisory Committee is responsible for ensuring that the Board of Directors and the management of the credit union meet required financial reporting objectives and establish practices and procedures sufficient to safeguard members’ assets. The Committee consists of all volunteers. Meet our Supervisory Committee...
- Bonnie Stocker, Chairperson
- Ankur Shah, Member
- David T. Rybak, Member