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Our Story

Our History

Opening in 1935, our founders were dedicated to building a not-for-profit financial cooperative to meet the savings and borrowing needs of the residents of Fort Monmouth. Over the years, we’ve grown from a one-company credit union to serving the Monmouth and Ocean County communities. First Atlantic is headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support our members and deliver the best financial services by anticipating challenges, discovering opportunities, and helping you to financially thrive. We’re committed to treating people with respect and dignity and doing business in an honest, fair, and transparent way.

What is a Credit Union?

We're a financial institution that performs the functions of a bank. As an account holder, you have access to all of our banking services in our branches, online, by phone, and with our mobile app.

Our Personal Services include:

  • Checking and Savings
  • Home Loans
  • Auto Loans
  • Personal Loans
  • Credit Cards
  • Digital Banking
  • Financial Wellness Tools

Our Business Services include:

  • Checking and Savings
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Business Credit Cards
  • Payroll
  • Cash Management


The Credit Union Difference

As a not-for-profit financial institution owned by our account holders (known as members), our profits cycle back to our members rather than stockholders. In return, our members receive the benefits of lower fees, higher returns on deposits, accessible credit at competitive rates, and investment back into our local communities.

While both credit unions and banks offer digital banking, have financial experts, and are federally insured up to $250,000, there are key differences.

You're a member-owner You're a customer
Not-For-Profit For-Profit
Profits are returned to members Stockholders benefit from profits
Low or no fees Higher fees
Competitive interest rates Less favorable interest rates

As a member, you are our top priority and inspire every decision we make at First Atlantic. With our focus on benefiting every member and our local communities, members have voted First Atlantic "Best of the Best Credit Union in Monmouth County" in Asbury Park Press' Best of the Best Awards in 2021 and 2022.


Membership Eligibility

Anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Monmouth or Ocean County, NJ. An immediate family member of an existing member can also join.

You're not just a customer. You're a Member.
We're not just a bank. We're a Credit Union. 

We invite you to join our financial family and take advantage of the many benefits of a First Atlantic Federal Credit Union membership.

Our Executive Team 

Ann Goldinak

President and Chief Executive Officer 


Elaine Schiavone

Vice President of Lending


Patrick McDermott

Vice President of Business Development

Anne Crilley

Vice President of Branch Administration and Services


Cliff Auld

Vice President of Business Relations & Portfolio Management


Edward G. Lenorth 

Vice President of Internal Audit 


Our Board of Directors

Jason Snagusky



Deborah Frank 



Richard J. Caccamise



Charles Foster



Andrew D'Angelo


Joseph Riepl

Vice Chairman


Heather Brothwell



Michael G. Celli, Jr. 



Lynne Verderese

Associate Member


Linda Asher



Our Supervisory Committee

Kenneth Brockel



Lynne Verderese


Rohan De Fonseka

Vice Chairman