Working Together.



Meet our Team

Our management team is focused on providing the best in financial services for our members. Whether through digital channels or in our branches, they spend every workday ensuring that all UFirst members receive the outstanding service they have come to trust and deserve.

KaseyKasey Kirk
Dedicated since 2008
Plattsburgh Main
JodyJody Carpenter
VP of Human Resources
Dedicated since 1999
Plattsburgh Main
MelissaMelissa Mowry
VP of Finance
Dedicated since 2022
Plattsburgh Main
EricEric McDowell
VP of Member Experience
Dedicated since 2006
Plattsburgh Main
KellyKelly Senecal
Branch Manager
Dedicated since 2018
Plattsburgh Main
ShelbyShelby Siskavich
Branch Manager I
Dedicated since 2001
Plattsburgh North
JessJessica Bernard
Lending Manager
Dedicated since 2017
Plattsburgh Main
MegMeghan McGee-Pelkey
Marketing Manager
Dedicated since 2003
Plattsburgh Main

Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee

Members of our Board of Directors are not only long-time members of UFirst, they are your neighbors. Here in the North Country, that means something. They have shown their commitment to the communities in which we serve through education or service. Their diverse backgrounds allow them the opportunity to share their unique viewpoints and expertise in a way that best represents you.

What they do?

One of the most important differences between a credit union and a bank is our member elected, volunteer Board of Directors. These unpaid volunteers are focused on the welfare of their fellow members and the sound operation of the credit union.

Meet the volunteers dedicated to serving you.

We would like to recognize and thank each of our volunteers for their service and commitment in helping to make UFirst such a wonderful credit union.

Board of Directors


Michele Friedman
Serving since 2016
Director of Career & Technical Education, CV-TEC


William D. Laundry
Vice Chair 
Serving since 1985
Retired, Vice President for Student Affairs, SUNY Plattsburgh


Ryan Lee
Serving since 2020
Client Advisor, Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group

Jim23Jim Abdallah
Serving since 2018
Vice President, Architectural & Engineering Design Assoc., P.C.

Vicki23Vicki Marking
Serving since 2022
Sales & Marketing Director, LayerEight

Rich23Richard Higgins
Serving since 2019
Retired, Assoc. Vice President for Enrollment Management, SUNY Plattsburgh


Michael Caraballo
Serving since 2016
Director of Emergency Management, University Police


Brian Post
Serving since 2018
Director of Upward Bound, SUNY Plattsburgh


Dave Graves
Serving since 2008
Retired, Wyeth Labs



Ron Deragon
Associate Director
Serving since 2023
Associate Broker, Duley & Associates


Brittany Varin
Associate Director
Serving since 2023
Material Planning Officer, Alstom



Supervisory Committee

Appointed by the Board of Directors, the Supervisory Committee performs and oversees audits and investigations to ensure our members’ accounts and financial records are safely and adequately protected.


Robert Gertsch
Committee Chair
Serving since 1994
Retired, Computer Information Services Office, SUNY Plattsburgh


Michael Cashman
Committee Member
Serving since 2018
Plattsburgh Town Supervisor


Ginny Brady 
Committee Member
Served since 2022
Retired, Employment & Training Counselor, OneWorkSource 

Contact Us
P.O. Box 2560
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-0229

Your vote matters for our future.

As a credit union owner and member, you have a voice. Each year, UFirst FCU hosts an Annual Meeting that is open to our entire membership. This is a huge part of what makes credit unions so different from banks. It is at the Annual Meeting that the members get to choose the Volunteer Board of Directors for the credit union, ask questions, voice your opinions, and be involved in making the credit union better. Now what bank lets you do that?! The UFirst Annual Meeting is held every year on the last Wednesday of September, so be sure to mark your calendars!


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