Board & Staff
Board of Directors
Y.C. Harvey lives, writes, parents, and works in the City of Pittsburgh. She advocates for the financial and economic equality and independence of all people, with specific attention to women. She joined the East End Food Co-op Credit Union Board in 2016. She has been a member of the East End Food Co-op since 2001.
Eric Lipsky is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State - Greater Allegheny Campus. He is an experimental researcher in air-quality, measuring emissions from combustion sources and ambient air-quality. Eric is also a musician, and plays locally with the Haygood Paisleys, playing Appalachian Fiddle music. He is a founding member of the Steel City Squares, which organizes community square dances in the Pittsburgh area. Eric has been serving on the board of the credit union for 15 years.
Nate Morley grew up in the Washington, DC area and has lived in Pittsburgh since 2001. He holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Loyola University of New Orleans and a master's degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been a member of the EEFC Federal Credit Union board of directors since 2012. He has been a credit union member since 2006. He also served on the National Association of Social Workers - PA Chapter's board of directors for 7 years, including two years as chapter treasurer. Nate currently works at KidsVoice, Inc. He has worked there since 2004.
Sonya Morley, Board Secretary
Sonya-Marie H. Morley is a native of Washington, D.C. After graduating from the George Washington University in 1998 with a B.A. of English and a minor in Psychology, she began a 20-year career in customer-facing roles in the banking and financial, and social services industries. Sonya-Marie’s eight-year career in financial services began as a sales associate at PaineWebber, continued with stints at Pan-American Life Financial Advisors, LLC and BNY Mellon, and culminated with portfolio administration at First Niagara Bank, N.A. While taking a four-year hiatus from that field, Sonya-Marie worked in social services with diverse populations and wrote for the historic The New Pittsburgh Courier as a freelance reporter. These experiences continue to punctuate, inform and enrich her understanding of and approach to financial services. A member of the East End Cooperative Federal Credit Union since 2006, Sonya-Marie is currently seeking a M.Div. from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She remains humbled by and hopeful for the ways in which her broad-based expertise and unique perspective can be used to address the banking needs of those who are marginalized by conventional financial institutions.
Lisa Simon, Vice-Chairperson
Lisa Simon has a Ph.D in literacy education and has been involved in urban education for 15+ years. The majority of her work has focused on providing high quality learning experiences in communities negotiating economic challenges. She joined the credit union board in 2016 with the goal of contributing to their mission of challenging economic disparities.
Nancy Niemczyk, Treasurer
Nancy Niemczyk has been treasurer of the EEFCFCU since 1996, before we had a computer and she had to add up all the accounts by hand. Her qualifications were great enthusiasm for credit unions as cooperative entities that could aid in community development, lots of free time, and being the daughter of a Wall Street bank VP. When not busy at the credit union, Nancy is director of the nurse-midwifery education program at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing.
Tom Pandaleon, Board President
Tom is a founding member of the EEFCFCU, and has been its President in 1993. He graduated from Duquesne University Law School that year, and has been in private, general practice since then. He also serves as Vice President on the Board of the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, and has been a past President of the Board of the Parkinson Chapter of Greater Pittsburgh. Tom has appreciated the East End Food Co-op community’s long-term support for its Credit Union, in the form of office space, generous support of its volunteers, and for its marketing support. With the transition to professional staff in 2015, he looks forward to an era of vital growth and the Credit Union‘s greater impact serving the people of the East End.
Daniel Webb is the General Manager of the East End Food Co-op FCU. An alumnus of Public Allies Pittsburgh, he previously served as AGA Grant Manager for New Century Careers and Manager of Family Services for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh.