As with all credit unions, Health Care Credit Union is a non-profit cooperative with a volunteer board of directors elected from and by the membership. The Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the credit union approving all credit union operations.
Board of Directors
Elizabeth (Dede) Cummings: Dede is a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor and Independent Clinical Supervisor for Affinity Behavioral Health. She has been employed there for 23 years. Dede joined Health Care Credit Union in 1988 and has served our Board of Directors since
1995. She is currently serving as the Board Chairperson.
Ted Bowen: Ted is a lifelong resident of Oshkosh with a Journalism degree. He also served for five years in the United States Air Force. After more than 20 years working for Service Litho Print, he retired in 2009. Ted is very active in yachting and has served on multiple board of directors. He as been a member of Health Care Credit Union for more than 30 years. Ted was elected to the Board of Directors in 2011 and is currently serving as Vice Chair.
Paula Pedretti: Paula is a staff nurse at Winnebago Mental Health Institute. She previously worked as an employee of Health Care Credit Union before getting her nursing degree at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Paula has been a member for more that ten years and joined the Board of Directors in 2010. She is currently serving as Secretary.
Kim Jones Verstegen: Kim has been a member of Health Care Credit Union since 1988. She graduated from UW-Stout with a Bachelor's degree and also from UW-Oshkosh with a Master's degree. Kim is a past member of Noon Optimist, a Board member of the Florence Webster Allen Education Foundation, a former member of AVA Alliance for Volunteer Agencies/Oshkosh and a former 4-H leader for Golden Oak. She is currently the Volunteer Coordinator for the State of Wisconsin Board of Aging Long Term Care. Kim was born and raised on a farm in Pickett, WI. She is married to Tom and they have four children; Connor, Lydia, Clayton and Laura. She was elected to the position in 2012 and is serving as a Director.
Cheryl Minerath: Cheryl has been a member of Health Care Credit Union since 1986. She graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Accounting. She is a past President of Women in Management and a member of Westside Association. She is currently a CPA for Schenck SC, a public accounting firm, since 1999. She is a lifelong resident of Oshkosh, WI. Cheryl is married to Ben and they have three children; Melissa, Rachel, and Aaron. Cheryl is currently serving as a Director.
Cathy Steinert: Cathy is currently employed with Konop Companies of Appleton as the Cafeteria Manager. Her other work experience has been with Winnebago Mental Health Institute as the Food Service Correction Leader & then as the Child Support Trainer, and Winnebago County as the Accounting Manager. Cathy is involved with The Autism community because of her niece Danielle and also serves as her caretaker for her. She has lived in Oshkosh her entire life and has grown up in the credit union world becoming a member of HCCU in 2011. Her current passions include Volunteer Coordinator for the Autistic community including school fundraisers for "Special Needs" students, events, etc., Miss Oshkosh Pageant-Hostess Coordinator since 1996, and the Women's Division-Membership Chair for over 20+ years. Cathy is currently serving as a Treasurer.
Geoff has been a member of Health Care Credit Union since 1985. He graduated from Lourdes High School and attended UW-Oshkosh. He retired from Winnebago County Sheriff's Department after serving 32 years at rank of Captain of Administration. Geoff is a former board member of Oshkosh Area Catholic School System. Geoff has been married to Elizabeth (Sam) for 37 years, and Sam has been a member of HCCU for 55 years! Geoff is the father of two wonderful adult children and is enjoying his retirement by fishing, hunting, woodworking, gardening, and most of all grand parenting! Geoff is currently serving as a Director.