Who We Are

Find out who the people are behind the scenes at Astera Credit Union, making sure profits go back into the wallets of its members and serving each and every need!

Senior Management

  • Martin R. Carter
  • James Paisley
    Vice President of Information Technology
  • Chris Tyler
    Vice President of
    Human Resources
  • Bryan Augustine
    Vice President of
    Member Experience
  • Debra Miles
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Phil Collins
    Vice President of Lending

Branch Managers & Supervisors

Jolly Rd.

Chelse Merkel, Branch Manager

Dianna Smith, Assistant Branch Manager

W. Saginaw Hwy.

Liz Beal, Branch Manager

Amy Clark, Assistant Branch Manager


Ryan Johnston, Financial Center Manager

Trevor Hollis, Assistant Financial Center Manager


Danette Winans, Branch Supervisor

Board of Directors:

  • Dan Smith, Chair
  • Mark Van Epps,Vice Chair
  • Harold Brown, Secretary
  • Jason Hawkins, Membership Officer
  • Susan Canen, Treasurer
  • Kevin Goff, Director
  • Cathy Murray, Director
  • Martha Adams, Director
  • Robin Marhofer, Director

If you would like to contact the board or make suggestions for improving Astera Credit Union, please contact us.*

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