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Rachel Dionne of Polish National Credit Union Joins Providence Ministries Board

Rachel Dionne

CHICOPEE — Polish National Credit Union (PNCU) announced that Rachel Dionne, assistant vice president and credit risk officer, has joined the board of directors of Providence Ministries.

PNCU, a full-service community credit union, is committed to meeting community needs and fostering growth. The organization emphasizes community engagement through corporate leadership and volunteerism.

“We encourage our team members to actively participate in community and volunteer activities,” said Mike Sugrue, executive vice president at PNCU. “Currently, our employees are engaged with around 40 local organizations through board or committee roles. Rachel’s decision to join the Providence Ministries board is commendable, and we are excited for the board to benefit from her insights.”

Dionne is dedicated to community service. Her volunteer work includes more than a half-decade on the board of trustees for Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, membership on the school’s finance committee, involvement in a youth ministry group, service on the Southampton Finance Committee, and as an eucharistic minister at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Westfield. She now adds the Providence Ministries board membership to her list of contributions.

Providence Ministries, a nonprofit organization serving the Greater Holyoke region since 1980, offers life-sustaining and transformative programs to those in need. Sr. Margaret McCleary, SP founded Providence Ministries, which includes McCleary Manor, Broderick House, Loreto House, Kate’s Kitchen, Margaret’s Pantry, and St. Jude’s Clothing Store. They are affiliated with and sponsored by the Sisters of Providence.

“I am thrilled to join the board of directors for Providence Ministries,” Dionne said. “Their impactful work in providing essential needs like food, clothing, and shelter, as well as sober housing for men in recovery, is inspiring. I look forward to contributing to the mission.”

With nearly 35 years of experience in accounting and finance, Dionne joined PNCU in 2017. In her role, she analyzes complex commercial financial information, oversees commercial lending policies, and manages loan administration, loan servicing, and credit teams. She is a two-time graduate of American International College (AIC) with degrees in accounting and nonprofit management.