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Michele Dean

Pictured: Left to right: Matthew Schettino, Suffolk Credit Union Senior Vice President Marketing; Frank Trotta, Suffolk Credit Union Board of Directors Vice Chairman; Councilwoman Jane Bonner; Michele Dean, Suffolk Credit Union President & CEO; Councilman Neil Foley; Supervisor Daniel J. Panico; Councilman Neil Manzella; Laura Racioppi, Suffolk Credit Union Vice President Corporate & Community Partnerships; Christine Fetten, Commissioner of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management; and Councilwoman Karen Dunne Kesnig. Photo from Suffolk Credit Union

-Program provides convenient document shredding and disposal of electronics and medications-

Suffolk Credit Union announced it is sponsoring the Town of Brookhaven’s Special Recycling Events in 2024. Twelve E-Waste, Paper Shredding and Drug Take Back events will be held in the spring and fall at various locations.

The initiative will provide thousands of Brookhaven residents with convenient opportunities to safely shred documents and dispose of electronic waste and old medications—keeping harmful material out of landfills and waterways. All shredded documents will be recycled.

Suffolk Credit Union presented a donation of $5,000 at the program launch on February 28, held at the Brookhaven Town Hall. Brookhaven Supervisor Dan Panico, Town Council members and representatives of the credit union were on hand to express their support for this community program that promotes both financial and environmental safety.

“This is a great way to help prevent identity theft and financial fraud by shredding documents as well as protect our beautiful environment here on Long Island,” said Michele Dean, CEO and President of Suffolk Credit Union.  “It aligns with our credit union’s dedication to helping people achieve financial security and ongoing commitment to giving back to our communities.”

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Daniel J. Panico said, “We are happy to have Suffolk Credit Union on board for our recycling events. I thank them for being partners as we work to keep the environment clean. Every year, thousands of residents participate by dropping off their electronics, paper, cardboard and unused prescription medicine. I expect this year to have the same results.”

The 2024 Special Recycling Events will be held on Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Following are the dates and locations:

  • April 13: Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station
  • April 20: Holtsville Ecology Center, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville
  • May 4: Rose Caracappa Senior Center, 739 Route 25A, Mt. Sinai
  • May 18: Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook
  • June 1: Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School, 543 Moriches-Middle Island Road, Manorville
  • June 15: Middle Island Fire Department, 31 Arnold Drive, Middle Island
  • Sept. 14: Bayport-Blue Point Public Library, 186 Middle Road, Blue Point
  • Sept. 28: Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Boulevard, Centereach
  • Oct. 5: Rose Caracappa Senior Center, 739 Route 25A, Mt. Sinai
  • Oct. 19: Center Moriches Free Public Library, 235 Montauk Highway, Center Moriches
  • Oct. 26: Setauket Fire Department, 394 Nicolls Road, Setauket
  • Nov. 2: South Country Library, 22 Station Road, Bellport

For more information, call: 451-TOWN (8696) or visit: www.BrookhavenNY.gov/RecycleEvents

About Suffolk Credit Union
Suffolk Credit Union is a local not-for-profit cooperative financial institution owned and operated by its members. It was chartered in 1967 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). The volunteer-directed credit union has assets in excess of $1.8 billion, 10 branches and over 70,000 members, including partnerships with Suffolk County employees and unions. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or regularly conducts business in Nassau and Suffolk counties as well as immediate family members of current membership. To learn more, visit www.suffolkcu.org or call 631-924-8000.

Pictured from left, Randy Howard, Chief Operating Officer, St. Catherine of Siena Hospital; Laura Racioppi, AVP, Corporate & Community Partnerships, Suffolk Credit Union; Declan Doyle, President, St. Catherine of Siena Hospital; Michele Dean, President & CEO, Suffolk Credit Union; Charles Schembri, EVP, Chief Experience Officer, Suffolk Credit Union.

Suffolk Credit Union recently gave seven local non-profit organizations a boost with their budgets by helping them secure grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) Small Business Recovery Grant (SBRG) Program. 

The St. Charles Foundation (Port Jefferson), St. Catherine of Siena Foundation (Smithtown) and Good Samaritan University Hospital Foundation (West Islip) received $10,000. In addition, the Nassau Community College Foundation (Garden City), Brotherhood for the Fallen (Ronkonkoma), Suffolk Crime Stoppers (Yaphank) and New Beginnings Christian Church (Coram) received grants of $5,000 each.

“Our team is proud to demonstrate our support for organizations that do so much to support our Long Island communities,” said Michele Dean, CEO and President of Suffolk Credit Union. “As a community-focused credit union, it is gratifying to assist the dedicated organizations that received these grants as they continue their work to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all Long Islanders.”

“FHLBNY members have continued to step up and answer the call from customers and communities that are facing economic challenges,” said José R. González, CEO and President of the FHLBNY. “We have been honored to work alongside Suffolk Credit Union and other members to support these efforts through our Small Business Recovery Grant Program.”

Above, some of the scholarship recipients with officials from the college and credit union. Photo by Emily Nienburg, Suffolk Credit Union

Suffolk Credit Union presented college scholarships totaling $37,500 to nine local students attending Suffolk County Community College this fall. The award ceremony was held on August 16 at the credit union’s Medford branch.

This year, Ashley Bove of Holbrook received a $6,275 scholarship from the LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship, which was matched by Suffolk Credit Union for a total of $12,550. Edward Freudenberg of Yaphank was awarded $6,275 by Suffolk Credit Union in honor of the Michael E. Reilly Foundation Memorial Scholarship.

Suffolk Credit Union Achievement Scholarships ranging from $2,150-$6,275 were awarded to Robert Cronin (Aquebogue), Hannah Walsh (Dix Hills), Arshiyan Khan (Selden), Alicia Anthony (Dix Hills), Cristal Lainez-Pixtum (Wyandanch), Amy Boos (Brentwood) and Sun Ji Lee (Commack).

“These scholarships are a result of an ongoing partnership between our credit union and the Suffolk Community College Foundation to help people throughout our communities achieve their educational and career goals,” said Michele Dean, CEO & President, Suffolk Credit Union. “By alleviating the cost of college for these hardworking students and their families, we position them for financial stability and empower their future success.”

Award recipients were selected based on their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community involvement and essays. Since partnering with the college four years ago, Suffolk Credit Union has sponsored 36 scholarships totaling over $180,000.

Dr. Edward Bonahue, President of Suffolk County Community College, commented, “These generous scholarships reflect Suffolk Credit Union’s tradition of serving Long Island as a community-focused institution. We look forward to welcoming the recipients to our campus, where they will undoubtedly thrive.”

“We are proud to have this ongoing partnership with Suffolk Credit Union, which honors the students’ achievements and service with these meaningful scholarships,” added Sylvia A. Diaz, PhD, LMSW, Executive Director, Suffolk Community College Foundation.

Michele Dean

Suffolk Federal has announced the selection of Michele Dean of Smithtown as President and Chief Executive Officer. She is the first woman to serve in that position in Suffolk Federal’s 52-year history.  

Dean will provide strategic leadership, tactical oversight, and comprehensive direction of day-to-day operations consistent with Suffolk Federal’s vision and mission. She will succeed Ralph D. Spencer, Jr., who will be retiring in June and will work in partnership with Spencer to shift management responsibilities beginning June 15 to ensure a smooth and steady transition of leadership.

 “The Board of Directors selected Michele Dean after an extensive search among the best qualified candidates for this position,” explained James J. Maggio, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors at Suffolk Federal. 

“Michele stood apart because of her outstanding expertise and flawless ability to connect vision, people and ideas as well as her history of successful tactical execution. Her vision and dedication are consistent with our strategic plan and will enhance the Suffolk Federal experience in delivering a constant, steady and dependable member experience.  We are excited to welcome Michele Dean to the Suffolk Federal family. We also thank Ralph D. Spencer, Jr. for his years of service to Suffolk Federal,” he continued.

“On behalf of the New York Credit Union Association and credit unions across the Empire State, we congratulate Michele in joining an impressive and growing list of women leaders at New York credit unions,” said William J. Mellin, President/CEO of the New York Credit Union Association.

“Credit unions, from their very earliest days in this country, have recognized just how extraordinarily important it is to have strong and diverse leadership. Today, the majority of credit union CEOs in New York are women, and we’re honored to welcome Michele to this prestigious group of executives. It’s clear from her background that she is passionate about credit unions and helping New Yorkers achieve a better financial future. I look forward to working with her,” he added.

“I am honored to be joining Suffolk Federal and appreciate the Board of Directors’ confidence in me to lead this dynamic organization as we move towards the future,” said Dean. 

“I am excited to work with the Board and the Suffolk Federal team to effectively serve our members and community, building upon a solid foundation to achieve continued success, growth and expansion.”