Audit Committee

Our Audit Committee is also part of the Official Family, assisting the Board of Directors by overseeing financial reporting responsibilities. The Audit Committee also assumes responsibility for internal controls, audit processes and compliance with laws, regulations and codes of conduct within the credit union.

Somnath Banerjee

Volunteer Since: 2013
Unitus Member Since: 2009

Appointed to the Audit Committee in 2013, currently serving as Chair,  and a member of Unitus Community Credit Union since 2009.

Somnath earned his MBA from Washington State University. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Jadavpur University, India. Somnath has over fifteen years of experience managing technology solutions and has been working with Nautilus since 2001, currently as a Sr. Business Systems Manager.

He lives in Vancouver with his wife Krishna, daughter Riya and Simba, their golden retriever.

Rhonda Cramer
Committee Member

Volunteer Since: 1997
Unitus Member Since: 1968

Audit Committee member since 1997 with a one-year hiatus while she served as a Unitus Board of Director alternate.

Rhonda has been a Unitus Community Credit Union member since 1968. She attended Portland State University and worked for US West (Qwest) for 30 years in the Engineering and Marketing departments. Rhonda has attended numerous educational conferences and workshops representing Unitus and has completed the Volunteer Achievement Program. She is the Treasurer and chairs several committees with her church. Her special interest is in working with the mentally/physically disabled.

Rhonda and her husband Tom live in Estacada.

Tiffini Mueller
Committee Member

Volunteer Since: 2015
Unitus Member Since: 1991

Appointed to the Audit Committee in 2015, Tiffini has been a member of Unitus since 1991. Tiffini is the director of marketing and communications at Portland Habilitation Center Northwest, a non-profit that creates opportunities for adults with disabilities to achieve independence through employment and housing. Most recently, she was the director of marketing at hubbub health, a corporate wellness startup inside Cambia Health Solutions’ innovative health care division. Before joining Cambia, she was the director of marketing at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, where she helped grow the local non-profit from a mom-and-pop clinic with 10 years of flat revenue to one of the most admired non-profits in Portland. Her career started in the newsroom at KOIN-TV where she was a producer for nearly ten years.

Tiffini is a Portland native and attended the University of Oregon, where she earned a bachelors’ degree in Journalism and Theater Arts. In her spare time, she officiates unusual weddings, enjoys the local food scene and plays third base on her kickball team.

She lives in NE Portland with her husband Joel and the best dog in the world, Abby.

Ben Pappas
Committee Member

Volunteer Since: 2016
Unitus Member Since: 2015

Appointed to the Audit Committee in 2016. Ben has been a member of Unitus since 2015. Ben is the Chief Operating Officer of Bates Group, where he uses his strategic planning and finance background to set direction and financial policy. Prior to joining Bates Group, Ben was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of D.A. Davidson Companies’ Equity Capital Markets business, where he was responsible for the implementation of strategic growth initiatives and the development of an annual financial budgeting and forecasting process. Ben previously worked as an equity research analyst and strategic planning analyst focused on the technology industry, after beginning his career as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch.

He is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Ben lives in Tualatin with his wife, Emily, and their two kids Sofia and August.

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