Salal Credit Union

2019 Annual Meeting

Join us for our Annual Meeting

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Email Cindy Bjur at to RSVP and get directions.

2019 nominees

One of the biggest differences between credit unions and banks is that credit unions are owned and run by their members. Instead of stockholders, we have a Board of Directors and governing committees made up of volunteers who are members of our cooperative.

This year there are open positions on the Board and Supervisory Committee. Here are the nominee biographies.


Salal CU Board of Directors Candidates

Annette Murphy is a compliance professional with 20 years of experience in the health care industry and extensive expertise in compliance program implementation and internal auditing. Annette is the Clinical Billing Integrity Associate Director at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She previously worked at Group Health Cooperative in Audit Services and as an Audit Manager at Harborview Medical Center (University of Washington). Annette attended Western Washington University. Annette serves on Salal’s Board of Directors as Vice-Chair.

Ali Seals, Board of Directors and Loan Committee Member, is the Senior Legal Counsel and Legal Team Director for Weyerhaeuser. Ali’s practice involves transactional matters ranging from large land sales and acquisitions to regulatory and policy matters affecting the Timber industry. In his role, Ali also is tasked with leading a team of six attorneys in the practice of Environmental, Natural Resources, and Real Property law. Ali is well versed in the realm of real estate finance and transactions and provides counsel to all of Weyerhaeuser’s business units on a variety of topics. Ali has lived in Puget Sound since 2013, and is originally from Sacramento, California. Ali received his undergraduate degree at the University of California and received his J.D. from the University of Oregon.

Alan Lederman is the Chief Operating Officer at Community Health Plan of Washington where he is responsible for the Claims Operations, Customer Service Information Systems and Technology, Compliance, Internal Audit and Public Policy areas. Prior to working at Community Health Plan, Alan spent almost 20 years at Group Health Cooperative, in a variety of roles in the finance division. Alan is currently chair of the Salal Asset/Liability Management Committee (ALCO), and has been a member of Salal for over 20 years. Alan is a graduate of the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Chris Grant is Senior Director and Information Security Officer for the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Institute. Prior to joining Fred Hutch, he served in senior security leadership and management functions at healthcare organizations including Kaiser Permanente and Group Health Cooperative and in other industry verticals, including telecommunications as well as retail, commercial banking and investment financial services. Grant has served on the information security program advisory functions for Green River College and the University of Washington (Bothell) and is currently serving on the Board and Oversight Committees for Salal Credit Union. He lives in Ravensdale, WA with his three children and spends his spare time serving as President of the Maple Valley Amateur Radio Club and tinkering with cars and home projects.


Salal CU Supervisory Committee Candidates

Chad Cheney, Supervisory Committee Member, is a Senior Audit Manager for Kaiser Permanente, specializing in IT risk and compliance. He is responsible for overseeing a variety of IT and operational audits and reviews across the organization, as well as leading enterprise-wide Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) attestation procedures. As an IT risk professional for over 15 years, Chad has extensive experience leading and conducting audits, compliance assessments, project reviews, and building risk management programs. He graduated from Washington State University with a double major in Management Information Systems and Decision Sciences.

Catherine Bailey is a health care consultant and former executive with over 30 years’ experience in health plan and health care administration. She previously served on the credit union’s Board of Directors and served as Board Chair for several years. She welcomes the opportunity to serve Salal Credit Union again, this time on the Supervisory Committee, and contribute her experience as well as her dedication to the growth and regulatory and fiscal soundness of Salal.