Annual Member Meeting and Election

2019 Annual Member Meeting and Election of Ukrainian FCU Board of Directors

Sunday April 7, 2019, 1:00pm

Slavic Pentecostal Church, 4925 W Ridge Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559


The election of directors to the board will take place in compliance with NCUA bylaws Article V, Section A4. The Chairman of the Board of Directors has appointed a nominating committee. There are three (3) vacancies for the board of directors, which must be filled for 2019. The nominating committee has nominated one member for each vacancy. These nominations have been filed with the Secretary of the credit union. Nominations will also be accepted by petition signed by one percent (1%) of the membership, or two hundred thirteen (213) members. To be effective, the petition has to be accompanied by a statement of qualifications, biographical data, photograph and a signed certificate from the nominees stating that they are agreeable to the nomination and will serve if elected to office.

The closing date for receiving any nominations by petition is Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Nominations must be filed with the Secretary of the credit union, Richard Harris, at 824 Ridge Rd. E., Rochester, NY 14621. Nominations will be posted in each credit union office thirty-five (35) days prior to the annual meeting. Elections will not be conducted by mail ballot and there will be no nominations from the floor if only one nominee for each position was submitted. In the event there is more than one nominee for any position to be filled, voting instructions will be provided to all members eligible to vote.

Nominating committee:

Wolodymyr Pylyshenko, George Hajduczok, Yaroslav Mazur


Nominating committee candidates:

Barbara (Tymoc) Gutierrez – Current Board Treasurer, ALCO Committee, Ukrainian American FCU Foundation and CUSO (Credit Union Service Organization) Committee member of Ukrainian Federal Credit Union.  Also, has served as a Board Treasurer for Pathway Houses of Rochester (2006-2009).  Currently employed at UnitedHealth Care as Director of Business Process Optimization where she works with internal organizations to increase organizational efficiencies and effectiveness.  Barbara’s employment has included other major global corporations such as Adecco MSP and Xerox Corporation.  Her positions include Director Business Optimization, Process re-engineering consultant and various financial controller positions.  She holds a BS / MBA in Finance from Rochester Institute of Technology.  Barbara is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a project management professional.

Wasyl (Bill) Kornylo – Current and past Board Chairman of Ukrainian Federal Credit Union, Ukrainian National Credit Union Association, and a Succession Planning Committee Member, He is also the VP of the Ukrainian American FCU Foundation, and a CUSO (Credit Union Service Organization) Committee member. Bill is a Principal of Kornylo Tax and Consulting LLC and a freelance business effectiveness consultant. He retired from Xerox Corporation where he managed Professional Development, Learning and Certification in Global Purchasing the Strategic Services Group. His voluntary community involvement includes the following organizations: Ukrainian American Sports Club Inc, Knights of Columbus, Kobzari Musical Folk Ensemble, NY Upstate Minority Council, and the Irondequoit Poltava Sister Cities Ukraine Program. He holds a BA / BS degree in Economics and Music. Wasyl is also a Certified Quality Auditor, a Lean Six Sigma practitioner, and a Total Quality Management Consultant.

Evhen (Eugene) Lylak – Serves currently as Chair of the Ukrainian Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee (2005 to present),  Board Scribe, and a Credit Union volunteer in a variety of roles since 1998.  He has also been serving as Board member and Secretary of the Ukrainian American Community Foundation (UAC) since its inception in 2010.  He is actively involved in the Rochester Ukrainian Community through his life-long membership in the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Epiphany, the Ukrainian Cultural Center (UCC), the Ukrainian American Youth Association (CYM), and the Ukrainian American Sports Club.  Additional Ukrainian organizational involvement includes past administrative roles in the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) as Vice President, and membership in the Shevchenko Scientific Society.  Evhen is a professional educator who teaches English at the National Technical Institute of the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and he holds a doctoral degree (EdD) in Curriculum and Applied Linguistics from the University of Rochester.

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