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Purpose of our Board


The Board of Directors is responsible for setting SASCU's strategic direction. It accomplishes this by ensuring commitment to sound governance and risk management practices.



Dave Witt, Board Chair

(2017 – Current), CUDA Program Graduate & ACCUD

"I hope to play a role in advocating for safe expansion within the digital world while also supporting the needs of those more comfortable with face-to-face transactions."

  • Chair, CEO & HR Committee
Dave holds a Bachelor of Education degree specializing in Commerce and English and an Educational Master’s degree specializing in Science and Technology.

After 36 years in public education, Dave retired as Superintendent of School District No. 83 in 2013 and currently accepts short-term contracts from government agencies and legal firms as an educational and administrative consultant.

Dave also volunteers as a director on the Board of the BC Tomorrow Society, a local organization formed to assist future citizens in the exploration of sustainability when considering land-use decisions.


Constance Ladell, Board Vice Chair

(2016 – Current), CUDA Program Graduate

"It is an honour to support such a principled organization by serving on its Board."

  • Chair, Audit & Operational Risk Committee
  • Member, Conduct Review & Governance Committee
  • Member, CEO & HR Committee

Constance Ladell retired from the position of General Counsel to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. During her 12 years of practicing corporate law at BCLC, she gained considerable experience; notable areas of her expertise include regulatory compliance, risk management, anti-money laundering obligations, privacy, online commerce, major IT contracting, public sector procurement and corporate governance.

Constance has board experience in both the non-profit and corporate sectors, including the Kamloops YM-YWCA, the Kamloops Symphony and member of the Community Council of the Kamloops SPCA. In 2010 she received a ministerial appointment to the Board of the Inter-Provincial Lottery Corporation where she became Chair and led the organization through a significant change in senior management and also chaired the Governance Committee.



Dawn Dunlop, Board Secretary

(2021 – Current), CUDA Level A

  • Member, Audit & Operational Risk Committee
  • Member, CEO & HR Committee
Dawn Dunlop is the Executive Director of Canadian Mental Health Association – Shuswap/Revelstoke branch and the Shuswap Independent Living Association. Dawn has over 30 years’ experience in the government and non-profit sector in both rural and urban settings and has expertise in developing and operating affordable housing. She is an entrepreneurial, results oriented, highly motivated strategic thinker. The  skills and knowledge she brings to the SASCU Board include Leadership, HR, Governance, Financial Literacy, Organizational and Community Development, having served on multiple Boards including the BC Non Profit Housing Association, Salmon Arm Economic Development Society and the Shuswap Community Resources Co-operative.   

Dawn holds degrees in Psychology, Non-Profit Leadership, and Marriage and Family Therapy, and completed her Master’s in Leadership from Royal Roads University. She is passionate about working in community and enjoys the innovative, collaborative, and creative solutions that result from working together, while staying true to her values and grounded in the vision and mission of the work. Dawn and her family have resided in the Shuswap for over 20 years, where she enjoys hanging out on her hobby farm with her kids and animals and exploring our trails. 



Curtis Slingerland, Board Director

(2022 – Current), CUDA Level A

"I am eager to contribute to the community and admire the great work that SASCU does to better the lives of its clients, members, and community."  

  • Chair, Community Relations & Sponsorships Committee
  • Member, Credit & Market Risk Committee
  • Member, Nominating Committee 
Curtis and his family relocated from Terrace to Salmon Arm in 2020. He worked  for the local Canadian Mental Health Association as the Manager of Property Services and Operations and oversaw the affordable housing program. 

Recently appointed as Chief Administrative Officer for the Central Coast Regional District, Curtis has a wealth of experience in governance.  He is a life-long learner, with a degree in Political Science, followed by multiple certificates in public administration, service delivery and regulatory matters. 

Curtis is eager to contribute to the community and admires the great work that SASCU does to better the lives of its clients and community.

Joan Ragsdale, Board Director

(2018 – Current), CUDA Level A & B

"It is SASCU's commitment to its members and communities that stands out for me. I am proud to be part of an organization that is clearly recognized as one of the best in the province."

  • Chair, Conduct Review & Governance Committee
  • Member, Audit & Operational Risk Committee
Joan was elected to the Board in 2018. She moved with her family to the Salmon Arm community in 2016 and has enjoyed becoming involved in this vibrant region. Joan is the Dean of the Shuswap-Revelstoke Region for Okanagan College and previously worked for the College of New Caledonia for 20 years in support, faculty and administration roles and worked with the Ministry of Education to develop a regional task force table between the two main post-secondary institutions and three School Districts serving the central BC region.

Having been active on many community governance boards and committees, Joan serves as a member of the Salmon Arm Economic Development Society, Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Salmon Arm (Shuswap) and the Revelstoke Technology Committee. Joan brings experience in policy development, strategic planning, fiscal management, public relations, human resource management, system development and program administration to the SASCU Board. Having worked and lived in rural BC her whole life, Joan also brings a strong rural community perspective to this role.


John Schlosar, Board Director

(2000 – 2009; 2012 - Current), CUDA Program Graduate & ACCUD

"I am thrilled to be a director for SASCU since 2000 and part of a community cooperative organization that continues to benefit and enhance our communities, members and staff."

  • Chair, Credit & Market Risk Committee
  • Member, Community Relations & Sponsorships Committee
  • Member, Conduct Review & Governance Committee
In addition to the current SASCU Board committees on which John serves, John has previously chaired the Nominating and CEO Review Committee and the Governance Committee and served as Board Vice Chair. He has served as both director and president of the Sicamous Chamber of Commerce and as a councillor for the District of Sicamous. He chaired the Economic Development Committee and was a member of both the CSRD Regional Economic Development Board and the Board of Variance.

John is a business owner of a local computer sales and repair business and is proud to have attained the Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director designation from the CU Institute of Canada and Dalhousie University.

June Stewart, Board Director

(1986 – 2016; 2022 – Current), CUDA Program Graduate

  • Chair, Nominating Committee
  • Member, Community Relations & Sponsorships Committee
  • Member, Credit & Market Risk Committee
June was first elected a SASCU Board Director in 1986, following a nine-year career with SASCU.

During her 30 years of service, she was a member on all committees in all roles, including Board Chair and Vice Chair and recently retired as the Executive Director for Shuswap Children’s Association with 20 years’ experience as a business analyst.

June served on the City of Salmon Arm’s Official Community Plan review committee and was one of the first in the country to qualify with an ACCUD, the Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director designation from the CU Institute of Canada and Dalhousie University.

Ken Rogers, Board Director

(2023 – Current)

  • Member, Audit & Operational Risk Committee
  • Member, Credit & Market Risk Committee
  • Member, Nominating Committee
Ken is a retired professional accountant and businessperson. His professional roles included President, CFO and VP for several publicly traded companies, owner of small businesses, plus business consultant for private, public and government clients. He currently sits as a board member for the Shuswap Economic Development Society Ken brings strong hands-on experience in regulatory compliance, business planning, board governance and risk management.

Ken was an active member of Vancity Credit Union. He saw firsthand the value that credit unions bring to a community - where decisions are made locally, and the benefits remain within the community. Ken brings his passion, training, and experience to the SASCU Board to support the development of a prosperous and livable community within the Shuswap.

Tanja Carlson, Board Director

(2023 – Current)

  • Member, Community Relations & Sponsorships Committee
  • Member, Conduct Review & Governance Committee
  • Member, Nominating Committee
Tanja has been employed with Community Futures Shuswap for 20 years and served as the Business Development Officer since 2008. She enjoys the role it plays in the community to provide business advisory services and financing to new and existing entrepreneurs in the Shuswap region. Tanja has strong business acumen and analytical skills and brings her knowledge to the SASCU Board of Directors and its members. Through her work delivering advice and growth strategies for new and existing businesses, Tanja has played a part in the success of countless businesses throughout the communities of the Shuswap and gained extensive experience in project implementation and management.

Her volunteer work has included being a director for the Shuswap Association for Community Living, the Downtown Improvement Association and judging for 4-H speech competitions. She is a strong community supporter and admires the contributions SASCU makes in the community to make it a better place to live, work and play.

Meet our Executive Leadership Team (ELT)



​Barry Delaney

President & Chief Executive Officer

​Barry has been the President & Chief Executive Officer of SASCU since he moved his family from Abbotsford in the spring of 2016. He is an active member of this community, past director of Salmon Arm Economic Development Board, Chair of the Brand Leadership Team and member of the Housing Task Force. A long-time supporter of post-secondary education, Barry is the retired Chair of the Board of Governors for the University of the Fraser Valley. Barry currently is a director on the Central1 Board, a large organization that provides back office services to credit unions across Canada.

Prior to SASCU, Barry held senior leadership positions as the interim CEO Northern Savings Credit Union, SVP First West Credit Union, CIBC and HFC. Barry holds an MBA from Queens University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. Immediately after graduating from university, Barry worked for one year in Denmark at the LEGO toy company in their Marketing department. This is the only professional achievement of which his children are proud.

Barry has a passion for aviation and holds a commercial pilot’s license and instrument rating. He lives with his wife Ramona, in Salmon Arm with three of their seven children.




​Jennifer Black

Vice President, Finance & Credit

​Jennifer Black is the Vice President, Finance & Credit of SASCU and SASCU’s Privacy Officer. Her primary responsibilities include internal and external financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, and asset-liability management. Jennifer and her department are responsible for accounting, treasury, payroll, compliance, facilities and branch support. 

After completing a Business Diploma at Okanagan College in Kelowna, Jennifer was hired on as a part-time Accounting Clerk at SASCU. She continued her education and went on to obtain her accounting designations, CPA, CGA . Jennifer’s career with SASCU has spanned over thirty wonderful years and advanced her to the current position of Vice President, Finance & Credit. 

Jennifer has lived in Salmon Arm for the majority of her life and is fortunate to live on a hobby farm. Her free time is spent with her partner, grown children and friends. Jennifer’s favourite activities include horseback riding, soccer, backpacking and sledding. Jennifer is a volunteer with Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue, the Canadian Mental Health Association and Avalanche Canada.




Doug Ebner

Vice President, Strategy & Innovation

​Doug Ebner joined SASCU as our new Vice President, Strategy & Innovation on May 17, 2021.

Doug joined us from Your Neighbourhood Credit Union in Ontario where he held the role of VP, Innovation & Business Integration. He was responsible for identifying and creating new functionality for both the member and employee experience. He has extensive experience in digital operations, project management, and data analytics gained through leadership roles there and at FirstOntario Credit Union and First West Credit Union.

Doug has a Black Belt in LEAN and is passionate about using continuous improvement to achieve operational efficiencies. He is also an alum of Filene Institute’s 13 Program which is a thinktank for credit unions across North America, and he was responsible for creating unique and innovative solutions for the credit union system. Originally from BC, Doug looks forward to returning to the region with his family.




​Julie Langham Wall

Vice President, Experience & Brand

Julie Langham Wall has held the position of Vice President, Experience & Brand at SASCU since March 2021, and previously held the position of Vice President, Sales & Service at SASCU for nine years. With over thirty years’ experience in financial services, she has had the opportunity to collaborate with partners in sales, training, customer relationship management, and coaching and work with amazing, dedicated teams. She is passionate about the community-minded, collaborative and forward-thinking world of the credit union. 

At SASCU, Julie has created an environment that puts the member in the centre of everything that we do. She oversees the Wealth, Insurance, Retail Banking, Commercial, Brand and Contact Centre divisions, all of whom partner to address our member and community needs. She is proud of the work we do to provide our members with the advice they need as they navigate their life journeys.

Julie obtained her MBA in Executive Management at Royal Roads University in 2018. She and her husband Doug are parents to six children and one dog. All but the dog have left home to pursue their own dreams. In her spare time, Julie is an avid reader and an avid shopper, occasionally managing to get outside and enjoy the beauty of our wonderful province. 



Sheri Hamilton

Vice President, People & Culture

Sheri Hamilton is the Vice President, People & Culture at SASCU where she oversees a range of areas including talent management, performance management, organizational effectiveness, total rewards and training. Sheri manages the team responsible for SASCU’s award winning culture and strong employee engagement. 

During her time at SASCU, the credit union has placed on the Progressive Employers of Canada List, BC Business Magazine Best Companies to Work for in BC, and received a WorkLife BC Award of Merit.  Sheri received the CPHR , Award of Excellence HR Professional of the Year in 2019.

She graduated with honours from BCIT’s Human Resource Management program and holds an MBA from Royal Roads University and a designation of Chartered Professional in Human Resources. Sheri grew up in the Okanagan fruit growing valley, but her adopted home is Salmon Arm where she lives with her husband and their two teen-age children. Sheri is a recreational runner, loves photography, and going to CrossFit.



​Tom O'Connor

Vice President, Digital & Technology

​Tom O’Connor leads the overall technology function at SASCU. In his role as Vice President, Digital & Technology, Tom is part of two main teams; the IT Department and the Executive Leadership Team. On the technical front, he is responsible for the on-going health and security of different core systems at SASCU such as RFS360 Banking, email and the ACE CRM environment. He also is the ‘point-person’ for bringing emerging IT issues and opportunities to both the ELT and the Board of Directors. 

Tom recently completed his MBA with Distinction at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland where he and his family lived most recently before relocating to Kelowna in 2007. Prior to plying his IT skills in a Scottish brewery (yes, really), Tom worked in various professional organizations in his hometown of Montreal following his graduation from McGill University.



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