Elected by the membership, our volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of members of the Credit Union who lend their managerial and financial expertise to help guide the direction and mission of Cross Valley FCU. Our current Board Members are:
Mr. Shields has been a member of the credit union since 1976 and a member of the credit union's board since 1997. He has served as Chairman since 2000. He is a member of Am vet Post 189, American Legion Post 585, Exeter Lions Club Past President, Pittston Knights of Columbus Council 372 and Assembly 948 and served as Past Grand Knight, Former Faithful Navigator and Former District Deputy. Mr. Shields served as past Chairman of the Step by Step advisory board. Mr. Shields retired from the Social Security Administration where he retired as District Manager after nearly thirty five years of serve.
Mr. Dombroski has been a credit union member since 1977. He has also served on the Supervisory Committee from 1982 to 2000 and has been an active board member since. He is retired from Social Security Administration.
Mr. Chepalonis has been a credit union member since 1990 and an active Advisory Committee member since 2010. Mr. Chepalonis is currently employed by Martz Trailways and holds the position of General Manager. Mr. Chepalonis will be replacing the late Al Baloga who recently passed. Mr. Chepalonis will complete Mr. Baloga’s remaining term of two years.
Mr. Prekel has been active in the credit union movement since 1976. Mr. Prekel has been a member of Cross Valley FCU since 1993 and is active on our Board of Directors since 2001, serving as Secretary since 2016. He is currently employed as a Senior Collection Specialist with United Parcel Service Supply Chain Solution, Atlanta GA.
LEONARD V. SHIMKO-Member, Supervisory Chair
Mr. Shimko has been a member of the credit union since 1969. He is the credit union’s first Board Treasurer and is now a board member and Supervisory Committee Chairman. Mr. Shimko served as the credit union’s President/CEO for over 40 years. He is active as a Board of Director for Habitat for Humanity and is on their executive committee, and is past president and a board member emeritus on the Luzerne County Community College Foundation Board of Directors
JEFF STEWART-Vice Chairman
Mr. Stewart has been a credit union member since 1980. Mr. Stewart served several years on the Advisory Committee, prior to becoming a board director. Mr. Stewart is now serving as board Vice Chairman since 2014. He was self-employed for over twenty years and is now retired, now working part time for Geisinger Health System.
Mr. Donahue served on the Advisory Committee and accepted a Board of Directors position in April 2015. Mr. Donahue is a long time member of Cross Valley FCU and is retired from the U.S. Government.