Brandy Morton Joins Coast Central as Controller

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Brandy Morton has joined the organization as Controller in its Accounting Department, reporting to VP Chief Financial Officer Fred Moore. Michael Burghart, current Controller, will be retiring next month. Morton comes to the organization with 15 years of related experience with the Hoopa Valley Tribe, primarily in its Fiscal Department, serving as Chief Financial Officer for the last five years. Her expertise spans oversight of day to day operations while adhering to Federal, State, and Tribal regulations; monthly and annual budgets; financial analysis, purchase order and payroll processing; general ledger management; financial compliance audits; …


Coast Central Announces $55,000 in COVID Community Care Fund Awards

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that 15 community organizations have been selected to receive awards as part of the credit union’s recently established COVID Community Care Fund. Last month, CCCU communicated information about the Fund available to local organizations experiencing significant financial hardship as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding amounts were available up to $5,000 each. From a pool of 43 non-profits who applied for a total of $189,000, recipients are: Humboldt County AJ’s Transitional Living $5,000 Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods $5,000 Healy Senior Center $5,000 McKinleyville Community Collaborative …


Lisa Hall Joins Coast Central as Senior Member Loan Services Officer

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Lisa Hall has joined the organization as Senior Member Loan Services Officer, based at Coast Central’s Harrison Avenue location.  She is responsible for assisting members with a full array of Mortgage Loan products, including conventional purchases, first time homebuyer, refinances, construction loans, and more.  She can be reached via email at lhall@coastccu.org or at (707) 445-8801, ext. 354. Hall brings over 20 years of local financial institution experience to Coast Central.  Most recently she was Mortgage Loan Officer for the Humboldt County territory of US Bank, and prior to that, a Mortgage Loan Officer …


Coast Central Announces $100,000 in Grants & COVID Community Care Fund Established

Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that its Board of Directors has approved $100,000 in grants through its Community Investment Program to 10 local organizations for its spring 2020 round of community giving. Coast Central also supports its communities through sponsorship, college scholarship, and employee volunteer programs. Spring recipients include: Humboldt County $24,600: Companion Animal Foundation for equipment for mobile vet unit $10,000: Northern CA Community Blood Bank for its bloodmobile replacement $10,000: Pacific Coast Fish, Wildlife, & Wetlands for a truck for transporting materials and people $3,780: Willow Creek Fire Safe Council for wildfire protection through …


Hiller Rejoins Coast Central, Pierson Promoted

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Sarah Hiller has rejoined the organization as Manager of its Arcata Giuntoli Member Services Branch. In conjunction, Danielle Pierson has been promoted to Manager of its McKinleyville Member Services Branch. Both report to VP Member Services Kristin Blair. Hiller oversees a team of nine employees and has responsibility for daily operations, lending, and new member opportunities. She brings 15 years of local financial institution experience to her role, including eight years as Senior Member Services Supervisor at Coast Central’s Arcata Uniontown location. She also held positions with the organization as New Accounts and Member …


Community Investment Program Spring 2020 Round Open

Coast Central Credit Union announced that the spring 2020 round of its CCCU Dean G. Christensen Community Investment Program is now open. A total of $100,000 is available to support local organizations throughout its tri-county area. Grant amounts generally range from $3,000 to $25,000. The giving program was created in 2008, and since then has awarded a total of over $1.3 million to 130 organizations throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Recent grant recipients have included Dream Quest Youth Partnership, Del Norte County Emergency Services, and Trinity County Arts Council. Applications and more information may be obtained online at …


Coast Central Credit Union 2020 Scholarships Available

Coast Central Credit Union announced it is currently accepting applications for its college scholarships, available to all high school seniors graduating this year from schools in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Generally, at least 13 scholarships are awarded in the amount of $5,000 each, disbursed over a four-year period. Recipients are required to attend Humboldt State, Chico State, College of the Redwoods, or Shasta College for at least the first two years. Its Board of Directors bases its selections on commitment to education, either through outstanding academic performance or consistent improvement during high school, as well as financial need. …


Jera Newland Joins Coast Central as Member Services Manager

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Jera Newland has been appointed to Manager, Member Services of its Eureka Downtown location at 4th & F streets, reporting to VP Member Services Kristin Blair. Newland will oversee 10 employees and have responsibility for operations, lending, and new member opportunities. The location also features Member Business Services and Coast Central Financial and Retirement Planning. Newland comes to the credit union with 13 years of local financial institution experience. Most recently, she served as Branch Manager of US Bank’s Henderson Center Eureka and Ferndale locations. Prior to that, she held management positions at Chase Bank. A …


Coast Central’s Dean G. Christensen Community Investment Program Announces 12 Recipients of $100,000

Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James Sessa announced that its Board of Directors has approved $100,000 in grants to 12 local organizations for its second of two rounds of community giving this year. Coast Central also supports its communities through sponsorship, college scholarship, and employee volunteer programs. Fall recipients include: Humboldt County $20,633: Sequoia Humane Society for 7 kennels for ill or stressed dogs $20,000: Dream Quest for a van for activities for 300 youth (also serves Trinity County) $13,429: Eureka Rescue Mission for new siding for its homeless shelter serving 120 adults $10,579: Toys for Tots for storage containers …


Coast Central Credit Union Partners with McLean Foundation for Center

Over $14 million in grants have been provided to the community by the McLean Foundation in its 20-year history.  The time had come to build “a gathering place” to enable the community to come together in one special facility: the McLean Campus. In support of the sprawling, multi-functional project located in Fortuna, Coast Central Credit Union’s Board of Directors approved a $9 million loan to help fund the Center.  Located on some 37 acres on Newburg Road, the facility will house Fortuna Senior Services, Remi Vista Counseling Services, Humboldt Senior Resource Center, Gene Lucas Community Center, the McLean Foundation, as …