HCUA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the member credit unions. The Board is comprised of healthcare credit union executives from across the US and Canada. The Board meets periodically by phone throughout the year, and twice in person, at the annual planning session and at the annual educational conference.

There are 3 standing committees that are charged with managing various facets of the organization. The Committees are Audit, Conference, and Nominating. Each committee sets their meeting schedule and is comprised of at least one board member and volunteers from the member credit unions. The committee chairmen report their projects and progress directly to the Board of Directors.

During the 2017 Annual Meeting of HCUA in New Orleans, LA, the membership elected the new board of directors. At a board meeting immediately following the last session of the conference, the board elected new officers for 2017-2018.

2016-2017 Board of Directors
Chairman Benita Harp
COO, Life CU, Nashville, TN
Vice Chairman Linda White
CEO, Upward CU, Burlingame, CA

Daina Michaels

CEO, Western Healthcare FCU, Concord, CA


Shirley Cate

CEO, Providence FCU

Director at Large John Saatela
SVP, Financial Partners CU, Downey, CA
Board Member Emeritus Charlie Collura
CEO, Healthcare and Municipal Employees' CU, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Executive Leadership
Executive Director Sherry Essmann
Former CEO, Montana Health FCU, Billings, MT

Address: 3130 McMasters Rd, Billings, MT  59101

Phone: (406) 670-9817

Email: sherry@hcua.org