Meet Our Certified Financial Counselors! (and Campus Branch Managers)

Whether a student from our campus communities, a prospective or existing member across the state, our Certified Financial Counselors are available to answer any questions you may have on products/services, or assist you with financial counseling. All three of UCU’s Campus Branch Managers have successfully completed the Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP) through the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). With this designation, UCU can offer members counseling during financial difficulties or financial literacy for others. The ultimate goal is to guide members to financial security. Let’s meet the team!

Jennifer Deschene, CCUFC

Jenn grew up in northern Maine and attended the University of Maine at Presque Isle. After graduation in 2000, she relocated to the Bangor area and began working for a local credit union where she held a variety of positions. She relocated to the southern Maine area with her family in 2012, and  eventually relocated back to her roots in northern Maine in 2015 where she is currently the UCU Campus Branch Manager on the UMPI campus. Jenn resides in Presque Isle with her husband, Clint and two children, Reagen and Duke. When not working, Jenn enjoys watching her children play sports, golfing, volunteering in her community and traveling to tropical destinations!

Lesley Ridge, CCUFC

Lesley grew up in the Gardiner, ME area and currently lives in Portland, ME. After graduating from the University of Southern Maine, she loved the southern Maine area so much she stayed! She holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Business Management from USM, and a Certificate in Professional Human Resources (PHR). When Lesley is not busy at work as the Campus Branch Manager on the USM campus, she enjoys building perennial flower gardens, Zumba/Fitness classes, being a Boston Sports Fan, all things British (Mum was from England), and walking and running fitness trails in the Southern Maine Area. She resides in Portland with her husband Bob, and has two adult children Brittany and Bobby.

If you would like to contact one of the Campus Branch Managers for financial counseling, or general inquiries, they can be reached:

Jennifer Deschene email or 207-554-4810

Lesley Ridge email or 207-222-4216