Advisory Council

The Central 1 Advisory Council provides advice to the Central 1 management and Board of Directors on strategic or operational issues that affect the strength, competitive positioning and operational effectiveness of member credit unions.

The council provides valuable information, insight and expertise to assist Central 1 in understanding the increasingly complex economic and competitive environment facing credit unions and the needs and issues of credit unions to help focus Central 1’s strategic plan, initiatives and day-to-day operations.

Janet Grantham (Chair)

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mainstreet Credit Union

Dave Craigen (Vice-Chair)

President & Chief Executive Officer

First Credit Union

Dennis Alvestad

Chief Executive Officer

Copperfin Credit Union

Ken Dickson

Vice President, Strategy Execution

North Peace Savings and Credit Union

Jay-Ann Gilfoy

Senior Vice President, Technology and Banking Systems Renewal Program


Kerry Hadad

Chief Executive Officer

Your Neighbourhood Credit Union

Gus K. Hartl

Chief Executive Officer

Aldergrove Credit Union

Charles Janisse

Chief Executive Officer

Motor City Community Credit Union

Shelley McDade

Chief Executive Officer

Sunshine Coast Credit Union

Nancy McNeill

Senior Vice President Operations and Business Process Design

Coast Capital Savings

Doug Smith

Senior Vice President

BlueShore Financial

Al Suraci

President & Chief Executive Officer

Northern Credit Union

Brent Tremblay

President & Chief Executive Officer

Kootenay Savings Credit Union

Bill Whyte

Chief Member Experience Officer

Meridian Credit Union

Mimi Regimbal Wiseman

Chief Executive Officer

Sudbury Credit Union