RFCU is a member-owned cooperative. Two of our guiding principles are Democratic Control and People Helping People. This extends to how the Credit Union is managed. We have a paid professional staff led by our President & CEO, Charla Stetson. Our staff works each day to move the mission of the Credit Union forward. But did you know that our Board of Directors and our Supervisory Committee are composed of members who have volunteered their time and expertise to oversee your Credit Union? This volunteer leadership is a differentiator between non-for-profit credit unions and for-profit banks.
Do you have skills that could benefit RFCU? Does volunteering sound like a worthwhile challenge, and a way for you to contribute to People Helping People?
Learn more about RFCU Volunteer Opportunities
Meet our Volunteers
Board of Directors
Jason Cutler, Chairman
Jason joined the RFCU Board of Directors in 2013, and became Chairman in 2019. He is a Certified Financial Planner with Charter Oak Financial. Jay focuses his practice on the financial planning needs of families, risk management, and retirement income planning. He also works with small businesses specializing in qualified plan implementation and succession planning. Outside of the office, Jay is the president of the Windsor Locks Soccer Club and enjoys running, coaching, and watching his kids play sports. A lifelong resident of Windsor Locks, CT, Jay currently resides there with his wife and two children.
Lynn Pellerano, Vice Chairperson
Lynn was a Windsor Locks resident through high school and then left the area to pursue career options – one of which was the Air Force Reserves. She served six years in the active reserves, one year being on active duty during the Persian Gulf War. She has spent all of her working years outside of the military in management in the restaurant and retail industry. She has been employed at Mass Mutual in Springfield, MA for the past eighteen years as a Director in the Operations area. Lynn is also a two time graduate of Bay Path University. She started supporting RFCU as a Supervisory Committee member in 2011 and has recently assumed the responsibility of Supervisory Committee Chairperson and Director.
Peter Juszczynski, Treasurer
A member of the credit union since 1986, Peter started his service as part of the Supervisory Committee in 2014, and became a Board Member in 2019. Peter serves as Treasurer of the Board, as well as Chairman of the Personnel Committee. Professionally, Peter has served as Windsor Locks Tax Collector since 2014, and as President of the Hartford County Tax Collectors Association since 2018. Peter is also a certified instructor for the Certified Connecticut Municipal Committee. Peter and his wife Jennifer reside in Windsor Locks.
Michael Wrabel, Secretary
Mike is a life-long resident of Windsor Locks. He served as the Director of Public Works for the towns of Windsor Locks, Simsbury and Longmeadow MA for a total of 37 ½ years. His work involved developing operational and capital budgets that exceeded $7.5M. Mike graduated from WLHS in 1970. He then attended Eastern Connecticut State University and graduated with a BA in Biology (1974), and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Hartford (1985). Mike is a member of the Windsor Locks Lions Club. He joined the RFCU Supervisory Committee in 2017 and became Secretary of the Board in 2022. Mike has 4 adult children, all married with a total of 11 grandchildren.
Kelly Miffitt, Chairperson
Kelly has worked in finance for many years, specializing in the areas of AP, AR and payroll. She has been an active member of RFCU since 2002 and joined the Supervisory Committee in 2020. Kelly was raised in Windsor Locks and graduated from WLHS. She enjoys volunteering, in order to give back to the community where she grew up.
Bill Hamel has been an active member of Windsor Locks Federal Credit Union for over 50 years. He was raised in Windsor Locks, and returned there after completing his education. He has been active in the civic life of the community, having served the Town on the Board of Finance, the Sewer Commission, multiple Charter Revision Commissions, as Town Treasurer and as Town Clerk and Registrar of Vital Statistics.
In retirement Bill was looking for a way to continue supporting the community and its citizens, and found a good fit by joining our Supervisory Committee in 2022.
Gail has been an active member of RFCU since 1999. She served as para-educator in the Windsor Locks school system for over 10 years. Gail has lived in Windsor Locks for over 40 years, where she raised five children. As a parent she was involved with Water Jets and soccer programs, served as a Girl Scout leader for 12 years, and also taught CCD at Saint Mary’s Parish. In her retirement, Gail enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and serving on the Supervisory Committee.