Meet the board.

Meet the board.

Community Savings is member-owned, which means that as a member, you have a say in how your credit union is run. By voting for your Board of Directors, you play an integral role in shaping the future direction of this dynamic and caring organization.

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2020 Directors

​Phillip Legg

​Board Chair

Mr. Legg has been on the Board of CSCU since 1992. He is a highly regarded advocate for the labour movement in our province. He has served as the Director of Research and legislation for the BC Federation of Labour, and as the Worker Representative on the Board of Directors for WorkSafe BC, among many other key positions in political campaigns and labour activism.

​Colleen Jordan

vice chair

Ms. Jordan has been a member of Community Savings for over 25 years and has served as Chair of our Board of Directors for 11 years. In 2005, she retired after 15 years as Secretary Treasurer of CUPE BC Division, and was elected to Burnaby City Council for the sixth term in 2018. Colleen has served on various community Boards including the United Way, and she was a Director and former Chair of the Board of Pacific Blue Cross.

​Gary Kroeker

Mr. Kroeker has served as a director with the Community Savings Credit Union since the merger of Community Savings and Operating Engineers Credit Union in 2009. He brought years of credit union experience as a respected director of the Operating Engineers Credit Union Board from 1975 through to the merger. He has been a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 since 1971 and was employed by Local 115 in 1974. During this time, he held the office of Guard, Treasurer, and Recording Corresponding Secretary. In February 1992, he became Business Manager of the 10,000-member organization. He was elected as international Vice President in 1995 and held the position of 3rd general Vice President of the International Union until retirement in 2010. He has served as President of the following labour organizations: BC and Yukon Territory Building Trades Council, the Allied Hydro Council, BC Highways and Relations Construction Council, and a member of the Executive Board of the BC Federation of Labour. Active in the community, he was a director with Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver. Currently, he serves as a Board Member of BC Infrastructure, the employer of record for numerous BC public infrastructure projects, building for the future.

​Mary LaPlante Derksen

Ms. Derksen joined CSCU in 2007. Prior to joining, she was the Financial Secretary for the Hospital Employees Union for 22 years. She retired from that position in October 2006. Mary is very pleased to have the opportunity to be part of Community Savings Credit Union as a Director. She is the Chair of the Investment & Lending Committee, and an active member of the ERM Committee. She currently works at a local printing company as she wanted more to do following retirement. She is also active on her Strata Council, is a Director for Pacific Blue Cross, and is a member of their Investment & Lending and Audit Committees.

​Irene Lanzinger

Ms. Lanzinger has a long history as a strong leader in the labour movement. She was the first woman to be elected President of the BC Federation of Labour, and she held that position from November of 2014 until her recent retirement in 2018. Irene was a secondary science and mathematics teacher in Abbotsford and Vancouver, and she taught abroad in Japan and Saudi Arabia. She served as the chief negotiator for the BC Teachers’ Federation, bargaining on behalf of  41,000 public school teachers. She was elected Vice President of the BCTF in 2002 and President in 2007. Irene was appointed to the Board of BC Hydro in December 2018.

​Leslie Roosa

Ms. Roosa is a long-time member and supporter of both CSCU and organized labour for British Columbia. She is currently employed with the Vancouver School Board and is very active with the BC Teachers Federation. Ms. Roosa has also been appointed to the BCTF Pension Committee and brings a wealth of knowledge to our Board in the areas of financial acumen and pension administration. In addition, she is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the Vancouver Elementary School Teachers Association.

​Rick Sieb

Mr. Sieb has been a real estate appraiser with Intercity Appraisals Ltd. and a close partner with Community Savings Credit Union since 1989. He is a qualified arbitrator through the ADR Institute of Canada, and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

​Lynn Bueckert

Ms. Bueckert previously served as the Executive Director at the BC Federation of Labour. She now serves as a Director for Worksafe BC, and has served on a number of other community Boards as well.

​Lee Loftus

Mr. Loftus previously served as the Business Manager of the BC Insulators Union. He was the former President of the BC Building Trades Council, the Former Director, Occupation Health, Safety & Environment, at the BC Federation of Labour, and the former Workers Advocate and Business Representative at IUOE. He is currently a Director for Worksafe BC.

​Bob Dhaliwal

Mr. Dhaliwal is currently serving his third two-year term as Secretary Treasurer of ILWU Canada. He began his Longshore career with ILWU Local 502, New Westminster, British Columbia, in 1988. Shortly thereafter, he left the industry to continue his studies, and completed his commercial pilot’s license and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Simon Fraser University. After returning to the industry in 2002, he worked in all phases of stevedoring including steel, lumber, logs, automobiles and the movement of containerized cargo. He is also currently serving as the lead trustee of the Longshore pension and benefit plans. The International Transport Workers Federation has asked him to chair a working group whose mandate is to study automation and the future of work.

Kim Novak

Kim Novak is a dedicated union leader who has spent her entire career fighting for fairness for workers. She has a long history with UFCW 1518, first as a clerk and member at Safeway. After completing a degree at the University of British Columbia, Kim became a summer student at UFCW 1518, where she recognized the potential for creating a more just society through building worker power. Kim has taken on several leadership roles at UFCW 1518, working in communications, as a union representative, director, and Secretary-Treasurer before being unanimously elected as President by the Executive Board in 2019. She was unanimously elected as Vice-President of UFCW International in 2020. As President, Kim has set an agenda of using education, engagement, and empowerment to bring about the positive change UFCW 1518 members want. Her long-term vision is to build worker power and make UFCW 1518 the leading advocate in the future of work. Kim has put of human rights, anti-racism, and social justice at the heart of all of the work that UFCW 1518 does.


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