Below is a list of the candidates for this election along with some biographical information for each. Click here when you are ready to vote.
Kay S. Trombino
Kay S. Trombino Kay is retired and former employee of DP&L. Kay worked at DP&L for over 15 years and held various positions. She was part of the redesign team for the Customer Service System. At the conclusion of the project, she managed the daily operations of CSS which included the billing of commercial and residential accounts along with oversight of cash receipts and mail services for the company. Kay left DP&L to consult with small businesses in the Dayton, Springfield, and Fairfield areas. Kay helped them to set up accounting systems, processes, and procedures. She also consulted with Vectren and DP&L. Kay worked for Vectren for a year aiding in the conversion of the gas assets, accounts, etc. to their Customer Information System. She retired from The Glen at St. Joseph 8 years ago as Financial Director.

Kay was a member of the DPL Employees Plus Credit Union and was chair of the board during the acquisition of a community charter and name change to Incenta. Kay was also chair and led the merger with Pathways Credit Union.

She has been a member of the John Pirelli Lodge #1633 of the Sons and Daughters of Italy in America for 32 years. Kay has served on the council for 5 different terms as Financial Secretary and Treasurer. She also represented the lodge at the state Grand Lodge convention for 6 terms.

Q: Why are you interested in serving on the Pathways Financial Credit Union Board of Directors?
A: While on the Incenta Board of Directors my decisions and votes were always based on what was in the best interest of the members and for the continued success of the CU. I know I will bring that same drive and commitment to the Pathways Board. My years of experience and belief in the core credit union value of "people helping people" will be an asset to the board and members. I thoroughly enjoyed serving on the Incenta CU Board of Directors and the Pathways Advisory Board and would appreciate the opportunity to represent you on the Pathways Board of Directors. Thank you for your consideration.

Charles (Bill) W. Knoles, Incumbent
Charles (Bill) W. Knoles Bill currently serves as Chairman of the Pathways Board of Directors. He has been a Pathways member for 38 years and has been an active board member for 16 years. Bill is retired from American Electric Power, where he worked for over 40 years.

Bill earned his bachelor's degree in Organizational Communications from Ohio University and his Professional MBA from Ohio University.

Bill is currently serving as President of the Chillicothe Rotary Club and has been active on several other boards, including serving as the past Chairman and current Director of Goodwill Industries of South-Central Ohio and as a board member of Junior Achievement in Ross County.

Q: Why are you interested in serving on the Pathways Financial Credit Union Board of Directors?
A: Pathways is an incredibly vibrant and thriving financial institution that I have had the honor and privilege of watching grow. It is my sincere desire to serve our members by continuing my role with Pathways. Pathways is a cutting-edge organization that has a very bright future. I very much want to be a part of that journey.

Mike Sisinger, Incumbent
Mike   Sisinger Mike has been a member of Pathways for 38 years and has served on the board of directors for 31 years. Mike is retired after 30 years with American Electric Power (AEP), where his favorite position was working in Meter Reading

During his AEP career, Mike completed the AEP Management Development Program at the Fisher College of Business.

Mike actively supported AEP's Operation Feed Campaign, where he co-chaired the first combined Columbus Southern Power/American Electric Power campaign; served on the board of the American Cancer Society Jail and Bail campaign; worked with AEP's Junior Achievement Group; and was a member of the "Communicators", where he gave tours of power plants and taught electrical safety for local schools and civic groups.

Q: Why are you interested in serving on the Pathways Financial Credit Union Board of Directors?
A: I am a second-generation supporter of the Credit Union, following in the footsteps of my dad who worked on the original founding of the Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Company Employee's Credit Union. I am currently serving on the Executive Compensation Committee and have also served as the Chairman of the Board. During my time as Chairman, some of the first "feelers" for the branch inside AEP were sent out. I have been a strong supporter of the Pathways business model for growth while keeping the friendly and personal service our owner/members expect and deserve. In the future I will continue to strive to expand the services available for the member/owners of the CU, continue the careful expansion of the CU, and as an old "Meter Reader", watch out for the regular working folk who make up the soul of our CU.

John (Jack) A. Radich, Incumbent
John (Jack) A. Radich Jack is currently serving as the Vice Chairperson of the Pathways Board. He has been a member for 50 years and has served on the board of directors for 19 years. Jack retired from Delphi Automotive after 30 years of service in the finance department and he is currently working as a substitute teacher for the Hilliard School District.

Jack was appointed to the Western Credit Union board in June of 2005 and served as the Chairperson from 2009 - 2012. In 2015, he was elected to the board position of Chairperson of Pathways Financial Credit Union and served as the Pathways Chairman for seven years.

Jack earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Franklin University, where he majored in Business Administration. Jack has been a board member of Hickory Hills Golf Course since 1990 serving in various board positions.

Q: Why are you interested in serving on the Pathways Financial Credit Union Board of Directors?
A: We have a great Board of Directors at Pathways and I would be pleased to serve on the board for another 3-year term. My focus, as always, would be doing what is best for our members and the staff of our credit union.

Wanda L. Brown
Wanda L. Brown 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.