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John Brademas, NYU President with James Ramsey, NYU FCU President
August 1982, Opening Ceremony

As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, NYUFCU is owned and operated by our members. Our mission is to provide high-quality financial products and services at competitive rates, with an unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service.

Our History

The NYU Federal Credit Union is a financial cooperative that was created in 1982 by NYU employees under the leadership of James Ramsey, to exclusively serve the NYU faculty, staff, employees, students, alumni and retirees and their family members. John Brademas, the President of the NYU at the time was very supportive and NYU donated $100,000 seed money to start NYU FCU.

Since the inception of the credit union, the field of membership was expanded to accommodate not only faculty, staff and administrators of the University, but also students, alumni, retirees and employees of the NYU hospital system. It was also expanded to service the family members of NYU FCU members, through a direct familial relationship or to individuals that share at least 50% of household expenses with NYU FCU members.


In 2006, Mira Ness became the CEO of the Credit Union, and led the NYU FCU into expanding services and resources, going from a credit union that was in a rapid decline, only offering personal loans and deposit accounts, to one that offers a growing variety.   

In 2021, Winthrop University Employees Federal Credit Union merged with NYU Federal Credit Union when NYU acquired the Winthrop University Hospital. Today, we have grown to $70ML in assets, with over 9,000 members.

The NYU FCU is governed by a member-elected, volunteer Board of Directors, who establish policies and control guided by the belief that basic financial services should be affordable to everyone. NYU FCU is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a Minority Depository Institution (MDI) and has a Low-Income Designation (LID).

The beauty of this cooperative is that by pooling our resources together, we all come out ahead.  We are not a bank, but a benefit to the NYU community. NYU FCU has everything you need in a financial institution. 


For over 40 years, we have been helping the NYU community members to achieve their financial goals and bettering their financial well-being.  

Our Mission

The mission of the NYU Federal Credit Union is to enhance the financial well-being of NYU community members. An important part of this mission is to bridge the gap for those who face barriers to accessing capital and essential financial services, helping to ensure that everyone can thrive, regardless of their economic circumstances. In pursuit of our mission, we will purposefully and responsibly direct services and loan dollars to communities and individuals in need of financial resources and support.

Our Vision

We are committed to being a service organization where members desire to fulfill their financial needs and employees desire to build a career. We are focused on the needs of our members and on their satisfaction.

Annual Reports

Monthly Newsletter

Annual Reports

NYU FCU Board of Directors


Richard Vogel

Chair of the Board

Retired, NYU College of Dentistry Former Vice Dean, Professor

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Mira Ness

Board Member


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Eugenia E. Mejia

Vice Chair of the Board

NYU College of Dentistry Assistant Dean, Admission and Enrollment Management

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John DeSantis

Board Member

Senior Director of Technical Services & Special Projects, FAS Dean's Office

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Cynthia Franklin

Board Member

NYU Stern School of Business Director, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship

Adjunct Professor


Juan Tie

Secretary of the Board

Executive Director for Global Campus Safety Administration, Planning, Policy & Engagement Office of the Vice President Campus Safety


Waveney Joseph

Board Member

NYU Langone Health 

Vice President of Finance


Kerry Mackey

Board Member

NYU Langone Vice President of Hospital Operations, Women & Children


Lorie Pelan

Chair of the Supervisory Committee

NYU Langone Health Executive Assistant to the Executive VP & Chief of Hospital Operations

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Andrew La Sala

Supervisory Committee

File Room Coordinator Department of Radiology

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Joseph Sierra

Supervisory Committee

Director for NYU Finance & Accounting System Support,

Senator for NYU Financials Affairs Committee

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Sabrina Childs

Supervisory Committee 

Administrative Coordinator at NYU Langone Hospital



Julia Ostrovskiy

Chief Member Experience Manager


Harrinson Rios

Chief Financial Officer


Kendah Parris

Member Solutions Manager


Carla Cunha

Accounting + Collections Specialist


Rachel Mahadeo

Member Relationship Manager


Shakima Duncan

Member Experience Manager

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Marianne Pulice

Member Experience Manager

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Delania De Los Santos

Member Lending Officer

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Arysha Edwards

Member Experience Representative

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Andre Odome

Member Experience Representative

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Sevana Shamlian

Member Experience Representative


Michael Fernandes

Member Experience Representative


Jacqueline Slazyk

Member Experience Representative

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