Our Leadership Team
Our Leaders Are Here to Serve Everyday Heroes Like You.
Our leadership team was assembled based on their skills and expertise in building an inclusive financial institution to empower members from all walks of life to succeed in meeting their financial goals.
Meet the Team Dedicated to Your Financial Success.
We serve the heroes who serve the Greatest City in the World. MCU exists to help each of our 600,000+ members (and counting!) build strong foundations for excellent financial futures—and we’re led by a team of experts who work every day to accomplish just that.
James N. Saunders
James Saunders serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board at MCU, responsible for keeping detailed accounts of Board meetings and overseeing MCU’s operational budget.
He is currently Deputy General Counsel and Chief Health Care Compliance & HIPAA Privacy Officer for the New York City Fire Department. He joined the ranks of the Fire Department in 2014, prior to which he held multiple legal and compliance positions with New York City Health + Hospitals, eventually rising to the position of First Deputy Corporate Compliance Officer.
James earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He also holds CHC (Certified in Healthcare Compliance), CHPC (Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance) and CHRC (Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance) certifications from the Compliance Certification Board.