At RCU’s annual membership meeting, three volunteer board members were re-elected: Christina Rivera, David Gouin, and Debbie Watts.
Re-elected for three-year terms (2023–2026):
RCU Board Member
Christina Rivera, who has served as an RCU volunteer official since 2014. She is a Sonoma County government public employee, currently serving as county administrator. She has a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting and completed the Sonoma State University MBA program.
RCU Board Member
David Gouin, who has served as a volunteer official since 2008. He has over 30 years of public service with the County of Sonoma, City of Vacaville, and the City of Santa Rosa, including eleven years as Director of the Department of Economic Development and Housing, and Housing and Community Services, from which he retired in 2020. Gouin also serves on the Audit & Enterprise Risk Committee for RCU.
RCU Board Treasurer
Debbie Watts, who has been a volunteer since 1976 and has held a variety of positions on the board. She is retired after more than 37 years of service from the County of Sonoma, serving as the Manager of the customer services division of The Permit and Resource Management Department. Watts also serves on the board of directors for RCU Services Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Redwood Credit Union.
Officer Roles The board has also named its officer roles for the year as follows:
Rob Eyler, Board Chair
Jim Olmsted, Board Vice Chair
Lisa Wittke Schaffner, Board Secretary
Debbie Watts, Board Treasurer
Additionally, the board welcomed Stephanie Plante as a new associate board member, and Gerardo Martin continues to serve as an associate board member.
Our board of directors sets the credit union’s strategic direction and policies. Because credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, RCU’s board is composed of RCU Members who serve voluntarily and are elected by the membership.
To learn about the credit union’s performance, community impact, technology enhancements, and more for last year, view RCU’s interactive online 2022 Annual Report.