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2014 Annual Meeting


Each year the Parks Heritage FCU holds an Annual Meeting to share with the membership our financials and the steps we have made to grow your Credit Union. This year, the Annual Meeting will be held on May 23, 2014 at noon. You can join us in person at the branch or online. All attending must RSVP and you can do so by emailing

Since 1965 our governing board has consisted of no less than 5 and no more than 11 governing members. Each year at the annual meeting, formal elections of the officers is held. This year, PHFCU had 4 seats open on the Board of Directors. The Nominating committee has put forward the names of the 4 Board Members whose seats were up for re-election. No other nominations were offered by the membership. At the meeting the 4 nominees will be formally re-elected to the Board of Directors. No nominees will be accepted from the floor.

Congratulations to the following nominees to the Parks Heritage FCU Board of Directors:

Brian Fisk

Brian Fisk has been a member of the PHFCU Board of Directors for 6 years and has served as both Vice Chairperson and Chairperson.

 Brian has been an NYS Emergency Medical Technician for 25 years and has worked for Empire Ambulance Service for the past 19 years. He started his EMS career in 1975 volunteering for Bay Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue and is currently a Life Member of Bay Ridge Rescue.

 Outside of EMS, Brian is Chairman of LaMancha Inc., a nonprofit that travels to Guatemala each year helping to do construction work at Hogar de la Nina a girl’s orphanage. He also has volunteered with the Glens Falls Medical Mission.

Travis Howe

Travis Howe currently holds the position of Chairperson of the PHFCU Board and has served the credit union since 2011. A New York State Emergency Medical Technician, he is the Executive Director of the Mountain Lakes Regional EMS Council and is responsible for coordinating the oversight of emergency medical services in a five county area of the North Country. Travis is a volunteer with Warrensburg Emergency Squad and works part time for E5 Support Services, a Queensbury based EMS staffing and support company. 

Travis’ passion for volunteerism and emergency services started at a young age and can be attributed to family involvement while growing up in his hometown of Minerva, New York. Throughout his 14 years of experience in the volunteer and career EMS sectors, he has held several positions including EMS Chief, Assistant Fire Chief and Career Staff Supervisor, all of which helped to shape his leadership abilities. 

Travis and his wife Bridgette currently reside in Warrensburg with Stella, their Labrador Retriever and during his spare time, he enjoys sports, cruising and visiting with family and friends. 

Caroline Sweeney

Caroline Sweeney is a retiree of Glens Falls Hospital, having worked there on a full time basis for 38 years. She has held part-time positions teaching in the adult education program at BOCES, worked for the Planning and Zoning Boards of the Village of South Glens Falls and as a medical transcriptionist. She is also a certified professional coder. 
Caroline has served on the Board of our Credit Union for over 35 years and also volunteers for special projects at the credit union. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont.

Peter Cayan

Peter Cayan has more than 30 years of experience as a Director of Food and Nutrition Services and as a senior executive in healthcare businesses. His functional responsibilities included administering a $15 million budget and leading a staff of 210 FTE’s from six service and support departments. 
Peter has served for 11 years in progressive executive sales and consulting roles for U.S. Foodservice, working his way up to Vice President of Healthcare Sales. In that role, he was responsible for more than $2 billion in sales from 50+ distribution facilities in the continental United States. 

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition, a Master of Arts in Food Service Administration and completed post-graduate studies in management information systems and inferential statistics. In addition, he is a Registered Dietitian and served as Food Service Director for the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York.