Board of Directors

Working together we’re better

Get to know our directors (who are also longstanding credit union members).

GHS Federal Credit Union Board of Directors

Jason Aurelio, Chairperson

Mr. Aurelio has served on the GHS Board of Directors since July of 2017. Jason is employed with Sentry Alarms as the Director of Business Development. Sentry Alarms provides commercial and residential security and fire detection solutions for the Southern Tier and surrounding regions. Jason is responsible for new business and product development, client account management, and system engineering and design. Jason graduated from Chenango Valley High School in 2006 and Binghamton University’s School of Management in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership and Consulting. Jason is married to his high school sweetheart, Katelyn and resides in Hillcrest with their daughter, Evelyn. Currently, Jason is also the President of the Hillcrest Rotary Club as well as a Board Member for the Fenton Free Library and the Town of Fenton Planning Board. He is the past president of the local BNI (Business Networking International) chapter and former Board of Education Member for Chenango Valley Central School District. In his free time, Jason enjoys playing golf, cooking homemade Italian cuisine, and fishing on the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands.

Leonard Lindenmuth, Vice Chairperson

Mr. Lindenmuth has served on the GHS Board of Directors since 2003. He served as chairperson of the board for several years. Leonard was the President / CEO of Healthlogic, Inc. of Binghamton, for more than 11 years. After transitioning his company into a large regional insurer, he has returned to his position of President / CEO of Healthlogic Inc., a healthcare consulting company with clients in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Leonard is a published author in academic journals in the area of Healthcare Financing and Healthcare Delivery Systems. Leonard earned his Associate degree in liberal arts from Keystone College, his Bachelor of Science in healthcare administration from SUNY Cortland; and his MBA in management/finance from Chapman University. He has also completed course work toward his Ph.D. from Binghamton University. Leonard currently is a board member for United Methodist Homes and is the past president of the Mid-State New York Chapter for the American Heart Association. Leonard is involved in various charitable organizations and committees in the Greater Binghamton area.

Antonio (Tony) Frontera, Secretary

Mr. Frontera has served on the GHS Board of Directors since 2016. Tony is a professor of entrepreneurship and marketing in the School of Management at Binghamton University and faculty advisor for Binghamton Enactus, a student organization focused on entrepreneurial activities. Tony serves as an adjunct instructor and mentor for the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program and Site Director for Binghamton University’s I-Corps Site. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence for the Southern Tier Startup Alliance, a member organization of business incubators, whose purpose is to provide support to entrepreneurs starting and growing businesses in the Southern Tier of NY. Tony mentors and coaches’ entrepreneurs and startups in the region and is frequently asked to speak for various entrepreneurial organizations. Tony is a seasoned entrepreneur and marketer in the consumer electronics industry. He has over thirty years of marketing strategy, business strategy, business development and consumer communication experience at both his own retail business and mid-sized corporations. He served in marketing management and business development capacities at McIntosh Laboratory, Inc., where he was responsible for branding, distribution strategy and customer communication in the luxury consumer electronics industry. Before this, Tony held positions as; VP of Business Development, Northeast Regional Training Manager, and Account Manager for companies in the Photographic and Printing industries. Tony volunteers his time for the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of Binghamton and currently serves as Board President. Tony holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Binghamton University.

Patricia J. Clark

Ms. Clark has served on the GHS Board of Directors since September 1999. In 2006, Patricia retired from her position as bursar/revenue accountant of Broome Community College where she had been employed since 1985. She earned the New York State Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. Her education includes an Associate degree in Accounting from Broome Community College, Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York, Empire State College in Business, Management and Economics, graduate work in Public Administration and numerous CPE credits from the U.S. Department of Education for Fiscal Officers in Management of Federal Funds and NYS Higher Education Service Corp regarding academic, enrollment and fiscal management of NYS tuition assistance and student loan programs. Patricia is an active volunteer in several community organizations where she serves in leadership capacity. Patricia served as the GHS Board Treasurer through May 20, 2019.

Scott Cohen, MD

Scott Cohen, MD joined the GHS Board of Directors in 2019. Dr. Cohen has been a Family Physician with Bassett Healthcare Network since June of 2000 and the Network Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) since 2013. Dr. Cohen is dual-boarded in both Family Medicine and Clinical Informatics, and sees hospitalized and ambulatory patients as well as performs administrative roles throughout the Bassett Network. Dr. Cohen chairs several Bassett committees in addition to serving on the boards of At Home Care (Home health agency) and HIXNY, a NY State Health Information Exchange. Dr. Cohen is passionate about driving growth and innovation as well as large project /change management and relationship development. In his spare time, Dr. Cohen enjoys cycling, home remodeling and snowshoeing, as well as volunteering as a pilot for the Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary.)

Mark H. Knebel

Mr. Knebel joined the GHS Board of Directors in 2007. Mark is the CEO and Owner of Knebel, Keegan Insurance Agency DBA Keegan Independent Agency Inc. in Binghamton, NY. Mark is affiliated with the Independent Insurance Agents of the Southern Tier and the National Association of Life Underwriters. He is a past director of the Independent Insurance Agents, an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council #11403, and the Broome County Chamber of Commerce. Mark was past president of the local Hillcrest Rotary Club in 2003–2004 and is still an active volunteer member. He is also an active board member at St. Cyrils Slovak Cemetery. A resident of Binghamton, Mark received an Associate degree from Broome Community College in 1988. He holds and maintains an active license in New York State and Pennsylvania for agency broker, life insurance, and property and casualty insurance products. Mark also serves as the GHS Board of Director Liaison on the GHS Supervisory Committee.

Jeanette O. Tillotson

Ms. Tillotson has served on the GHS Board of Directors since 2010. Jeanette joined SUNY Broome Community College in 2001 as assistant controller and is currently Associate VP and Controller of the college. She served 16 years at Gannett Newspaper Group – The Binghamton Press prior to joining the college, after earning her B.S. in accounting from Binghamton University’s School of Management. Jeanette is responsible for finance, student accounts, financial aid, accounts payable, purchasing, payroll and mail operations for SUNY Broome. She was a major leader in the college’s migration to their new financial, payroll and student finance systems. In 2010, Jeanette was awarded the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. Jeanette served as the GHS Board Secretary through May 20, 2019.

GHS Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee

  • Brandon Sunderlin, CPA, Chairperson
  • B. Ethan Cook
  • John Hussar
  • Mark H. Knebel
  • Nicholas Spencer

GHS Federal Credit Union Executive Management Team

  • Howard Meller, President and CEO
  • Donald Schmitt, Vice President of Finance
  • James Warneck, Vice President of Operations