Meet the Board of Directors

Governing Through Experience

One of the features that makes TCU Financial Group different from other financial institutions is our local leadership. The credit union is governed by an elected group of individuals known as the Board of Directors. These are members, just like you, who generously give of their time and energy to steer the present and help unfold the future. Every year, we hold an election and every adult member has the right to cast a vote for the Board of Directors. Members can also run for a seat on the Board if certain criteria is met.

To learn more about being a board member, please review our Board of Directors Terms of Reference document. Each year in January we post a call for nominations.

Contact the Board

Members may write to the Board. Letters and emails addressed to the Board, or any of its Members, are reviewed by the Governance Specialist to determine if a response from the Board is appropriate. The Board of Directors does NOT approve or get involved in credit decisions or any decisions of an operational nature.

The Board has instructed the Governance Specialist to review all correspondence and in consultation with the Board Chair, forward items they feel are appropriate for consideration by the Board.

All inquiries will receive a response from either the Governance Specialist, Management or the Board Chair, where appropriate. A log is maintained of all correspondence sent to Board Members. Board Members may review the log at any time and request copies of any correspondence received.

By email: contacttheboard@tcu.sk.ca
By mail: Attention: Governance Specialist
P.O. Box 5050
Saskatoon SK S7K 4E3

Stephanie Mansfield - Chair Expand/Collapse


Chair
Regina
Board Member since: 2013

Stephanie grew up in a small town in South West Saskatchewan, where early in life she became familiar with the benefits of the cooperative way. She has been a member of TCU Financial Group since 1996. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources. In December 2020, she retired from the Regina Police Service after 25 years of service - first as a 9-1-1 Operator/Police Dispatcher and finishing as a Human Resource Consultant.  In her retirement, she works part time as the HR/Business Manager at the Veterinary Mobility Center. She lives in Regina with her husband, Tom, and their three cats. She is the proud mother of three sons and grandmother to two grandsons.  

Tracie Risling - Vice Chair Expand/Collapse

Tracie
Saskatoon - Vice Chair
Board Member since: 2019

Tracie Risling RN, PhD is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan with a practice background in pediatrics. She began her nursing education career at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and spent five years there before moving to the university in 2010. Tracie partners with patients and community organizations to research how technology can be used to support better health for all.

Married to Derek for more than 20 years and raising two sons, TCU has been an important part of this busy family life beginning many years ago with the purchase of their first home.

Brendan Bitz Expand/Collapse


Saskatoon
Board Member since: 2013

Brendan serves as the director of Queen’s House Retreat & Renewal Centre located in Saskatoon. He spent 30 years as a teacher and administrator with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools and has degrees in arts, science, education and administration. He and his wife Louise share 4 children, 3 daughters-in-law, a son-in-law and 4 grandchildren! Brendan is involved in numerous community activities and organizations and has been a lifelong member of the Credit Union.

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Nicole Cox

Saskatoon
Board Member since: 2019
Chair - Business Transformation Committee

I have been a member of TCU for as long as I have had a bank account. As a family we have worked with TCU from both a personal and small business standpoint.

I am currently employed at the Saskatchewan Health Authority as Director of Quality, Safety, and Logistics for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Simply put my job is about ensuring patients get the best service from the lab that we can possibly provide. It requires strategic thinking, regulatory compliance, and working with a team of fabulously talented individuals. I truly believe that the work we do makes a positive impact to patient health care, which is important to me.

I loved school and earned a BSc in Microbiology, MSc in Anatomy and Cell Biology, and an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan. Reading, seminars, and extracurricular courses continue to feed my drive to learn new things.

I would love the opportunity to learn more about TCU and the needs of other members. I want to contribute to our community and make a positive impact on our financial health as well.

Donald Hobday Expand/Collapse

Regina
Board Member since: 2021

For most of my career, I have held in-house roles because of the opportunities to provide meaningful legal advice with a view towards the strategic goals of the client organization. Advice should be able to anticipate the unexpected.  

I have been a member of TCU since the 1980s. As a teenager, I attended co-op summer camps. Courses on co-operative development, history and economics were part of my undergraduate education. 

I am a believer in putting in the effort to fully grasp any questions and challenges that may arise, analyzing and evaluating all recommendations that come forth, and providing the best direction that can put the interests of the organization and its members first. 

I live in Regina and am from Saskatoon. 

Tony Linner Expand/Collapse


Saskatoon
Board Member since: 2006
Chair - Risk Committee

During Tony’s 30-year career in education, he was a teacher in Prince Albert and Saskatoon, and a principal in Macklin.  He was also employed by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation as an Executive Assistant for fifteen years. Following his superannuation in August 2002, he established AC Linner Consulting, focusing on educational consultant work.

Tony and his wife Donna have been TCU members since 1974.

Angela Prokop Expand/Collapse

Angel P
Regina
Board Member since: 2020
Chair - Audit Committee

Growing up in small town Saskatchewan, Angela is very familiar with the vision and values of credit unions and her first bank account was a Fat Cat account!  Angela convocated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Administration in 2001.  Following graduation, Angela enrolled in the CASB program while working at Virtus Group in Regina. 

In 2003, Angela accepted a position with Ashton Chartered accountants in Hay River, NWT and finished her CA designation.  In 2005, Angela accepted a position with Deloitte in Bermuda.  After her initial contract with Deloitte, Angela accepted a role with Lancashire Insurance Company also in Bermuda where she stayed until 2011.  After moving back to Canada, Angela worked for the Government of Saskatchewan in the Provincial Comptrollers Office before accepting a role at Harvard Broadcasting in 2012. Angela is now the SVP/CFO for Harvard Media and is responsible for overseeing all financial details for 13 radio stations across Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Angela married her husband Mitch in 2016 and together have grown a real estate investment business, which lead them to TCU Financial.  When not working, Angela spends much of her spare time travelling or at their cottage which was purchased with the help of TCU Financial.

Darcy McLean Expand/Collapse


Saskatoon
Board Member since: 2008
Chair - Governance & Human Resources Committee

Darcy graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.  Following 24 years in the Fabric building industry with Cover-All Building Systems and Norseman Structures, Darcy has recently changed companies.  He is enjoying his new challenge as General Manager of Construx Building Products, supplying building materials and pre-fabricated panels to Residential, Commercial and Industrial customers.

Darcy has 3 amazing children and is married to Lindsey.

Steve Tunison Expand/Collapse


Regina
Board Member since: 2013

Steve received his MBA in 1997 and is also a certified management consultant with experience in the credit union system and with one of Canada’s largest banks.  Over the past 18 years, Steve has held a number of management roles in the areas of marketing, product management, business development and sales. Steve is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Planning for SaskGaming.

Steve and his wife, Jillian, have been TCU Financial Group members since the early 90’s. In his spare time, Steve likes to volunteer in the community. 

Patricia Warwick Expand/Collapse

Saskatoon
Board Member since: 2021

I am pleased to have been acclaimed to the TCU Financial Group’s Board of Directors in 2021.  I hope my professional and personal experience will allow me to positively contribute to TCU’s continued success and improvement.

My experience includes over 25 years as a public law lawyer, volunteering for a variety of Boards and community organizations, lecturing at the University of Saskatchewan and starting my own small business.

Saskatoon has been my home since 1986 and, along with my immediate and extended family, I have been a committed member of TCU since childhood.  We have always recognized TCU’s exceptional customer service and I am looking forward to taking part in shaping TCU’s vision and being part of TCU’s growth in a governance role.

I am married and have two adult daughters. Our family recognizes and acknowledges that we are settlers living on Treaty 6 territory and the traditional homeland of the Metis.

 

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