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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
  • Member, Credit & Market Risk
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, Conduct Review & Governance Committee
  • Member, Audit & Operational Risk 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.

 


June Stewart, Board Secretary

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

  • Chair, Credit & Market Risk Committee
  • Member, CEO & HR Committee
  • Member, Audit & Operational 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.
 

 

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, Conduct Review & Governance 
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.
 


Dawn Dunlop, Board Director

(2021 – Current), CUDA Level A

  • Chair, Nominating Committee
  • Member, Audit & Operational Risk 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. 

 


Ken Rogers, Board Director

(2023 – Current)

  • Chair, 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.
 

 

Riley Boudreau, Board Director

(2024 - Current)

  • Member, Community Relations & Sponsorships Committee
  • Member, Conduct Review & Governance Committee
Updated bio coming soon.
 


Steven DeBoer, Board Director

(2024 – Current)

  • Member, Community Relations & Sponsorships Committee
  • Member, Credit & Market Risk Committee
  • Member, Nominating Committee

Updated bio coming soon.


 

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.

  

 

 

​Julie Langham Wall

Chief Operating Officer

Julie Langham Wall, MBA, joined SASCU in 2011 as Vice President, Sales & Service, after previously building career success in the financial services industry including serving as Regional Manager of Libro Credit Union in London, Ontario. Julie will continue to lead all business lines of SASCU operations, along with marketing and community engagement. Julie will also oversee the development of the member experience and service delivery throughout the organization.

 

 

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.

  

 

 

​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.

 

 

 

Darren Bryce

Vice President, Finance

Darren Bryce, CPA, joined SASCU in 2020 as Controller, providing integral guidance to SASCU’s year-over-year strong financial performance, including the 2023 results of $3.5 million in net income. He previously served various financial roles at Entegra Credit Union in Winnipeg, Manitoba 

 
 
 

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