Oakville councillor first female Chair of Ukrainian Credit Union board


Published May 4, 2023 at 11:34 am

The Ukranian Credit Union Board of Directors appointed Dr. Natalia Lishchyna as its first female Chair following the 79 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday. UCU PHOTO

Oakville Town Councillor Natalia Lishchyna is the first female Chair of the Ukrainian Credit Union Limited.

The Ward 6 Councillor was appointed to the position by the UCU Board of Directors at its 79 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday (May 3).

Lishchyna succeeds Yaroslaw Borys, who reached his term limit as Board Chair and will remain on the Board in the capacity of Director.

“Looking forward to working with the Board, management and staff!,” Lishchyna said on Twitter after the announcement.

Lishchyna joined the UCU Board in 2017 and served as Vice Chair for the past three years.

The announcement of her new role brought praise on Twitter from her fellow Oakville councillors.

“Congratulations Natalia! You will be an excellent Chair!,” tweeted Cathy Duddeck, Town and Regional Councillor for Ward 2.

“Congratulations Natalia. You deserve it!,” tweeted Dr. Scott Xie, Town Councillor for Ward 7.

Along with being an Oakville councillor and doctor, she is an assistant professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and currently supervises chiropractic interns at the community teaching clinic in Bronte.

Lishchyna, who lives in northeast Oakville along with her husband and two children, is also on the Board of Governors of McMaster University.

UCU is a member-owned financial co-operative founded in 1944 to serve the Ukrainian Canadian community and provides competitive financial products and service to its members.

Among the largest credit unions in Canada, they have a network of 16 branches and service points that reach from Thunder Bay to St. Catharines and from Windsor to Ottawa.

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