|Wanda retired in January 2021 after nearly 23 years of working for the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services in the Office of Information Systems, Account Management Section where she was responsible for providing access to the network, analyzing, and evaluating policies and procedures, defining areas of process improvement, collecting data for statistical and auditing purposes, and preparing reports that contained sensitive, confidential, and proprietary information. During my employment, Wanda was a member of the agency's Cultural Change Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Advisory Committee.
Wanda holds a Master's Degree in Human Services and a postgraduate certificate in Diversity Studies.
Wanda is currently the President and Founder of Hope 4 Us Inc. (501C3), a breast cancer organization targeting the underserved and minority community members.
Having been a credit union member since 1999, Wanda is a firm believer of "People Helping People". She never misses an opportunity to introduce her family, friends, and ever strangers to the Credit Union and its mission.
Wanda is actively involved with her church and as a certified Komen's Patient Navigator and continues to promote breast cancer awareness.
In addition, Wanda is a member of the following professional organizations; National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), National Organization for Human Services (NOHS), Toastmasters International, Tau Upsilon Alpha Honor Society, National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) - 2010 Outstanding Community Service Award recipient, Ohio State Cancer Caucus, National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC), and Past VP of the Columbus National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Q: Why are you interested in serving on the Pathways Financial Credit Union Board of Directors?
A: I believe in the Credit Union motto of "People Helping People", and I served as Vice-Chair the Board of Directors for the ODJFS Federal Credit Union from 2018 until merging with Pathways Financial Credit Union in 2022. As a member of the Board of Directors, I utilized my leadership and organizational skills to help move the Credit Union forward by providing direction to make the credit union more automated, making it easier for members to access our services, and continuously looking for more future improvements. I was instrumental in ODJFS Federal Credit Union's merger with Pathways Financial Credit Union. I feel that the skills and wealth of knowledge I obtained from previously being on the Board of Directors can be utilized as a member of Pathways' board. I also feel that being a board member will continue to give our members a voice and feel included in decisions that are being made on their behalf.
Additionally, as a lifelong learner, I completed over 50+ courses associated with the former CUNA Volunteer Achievement Program. A few highlighted courses include; Credit Union History and Philosophy, Financial Management and Reports, Managing Risk, Asset/Liability Management for Directors, and Understanding Audit Reports.