Our Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected by its membership to ensure, on behalf of members, that the Reliant Community Federal Credit Union achieves all that it should, while operating in an ethical, prudent, and fiscally sound manner.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Credit Union. It is the responsibility of the Board to ensure that the Credit Union meets its established acceptable standards.

The advisory committee to the board of directors is comprised of up to two associate directors.  Associate directors are non-voting members of the board of directors who provide the board with insights from our membership as well as valuable perspectives on the direction of the credit union.

Jane E. Slack | Chairperson
John F. Boogaard  | Vice Chairperson
Thomas D. Miller  | Secretary/Treasurer
Francis S. Coots  | Director
Cassandra Tilliman  | Director
Laurie O’Mara  | Associate Director
Justin Sokolowski  | Associate Director

Board of Directors

Jane E. Slack

Since I became a member of Reliant’s Board of Directors, the credit union world has been all about change. Changes in services offered to members, changes in the ways products and services are provided to members, and changes in rules and regulations governing credit unions. These changes require vigilant change management and forward thinking so that Reliant members are affected in a positive way. My commitment as Chairperson of the Board is to continue to learn about products, services, and events affecting credit unions; and to use that information in a way that will sustain the safety and soundness of the credit union.

John F. Boogaard

The credit union has grown its membership and expanded its footprint over the years to bring us to where we are today, serving members in Wayne, Ontario, and Monroe counties. Growth is critical for the credit union to meet our current and future members’ needs. As technology changes, it’s important for the credit union to keep pace with members’ needs and expectations. I have been an active member of the Board of Directors for several years, and am committed to serving on the board as we focus on providing products and services that meet the ever-changing needs of our membership with the priority of providing high quality member service.
Thomas D. Miller
Growth in membership and capital are important for the credit union to remain competitive and viable in the financial services industry. I have served on the Board of Directors for 28 years and remain dedicated to the importance of providing outstanding member service as the key to Reliant’s success now and in the future. As we look ahead, technology will play a key role in offering products and services that members want while fostering a positive, progressive work environment for employees. I am committed to serving on the Board of Directors and supporting the membership, management, and staff at Reliant as we continue to provide the best possible service for our members.

Francis S. Coots

I have been a member of the Board of Directors for 18 years and consider it a privilege to be part of this team. We have continued to grow in size, membership, and assets as we embrace new technologies. It has been an honor to serve the credit union’s membership, to be part of the Reliant family, and work closely with CEO Pamela Heald and the credit union’s leadership team. I appreciate the opportunity to serve and support the credit union’s mission of providing financial solutions that offer value.

Cassandra Tilliman

It has been a privilege to serve on the Board of Directors since 2010, and to be part of an organization that is truly dedicated to providing excellent member service each and every day. As we look to the future, technology will continue to play an exciting and significant role in many of the ways we meet our members’ financial needs. I look forward to being a part of the credit union’s future and continuing to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

Laurie O'Mara

Associate Director


Justin Sokolowski

Associate Director