You’re not just a Member… You’re an Owner!

Since 1935, Justice Federal has been a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative. As a Member, you are an owner. Your Share represents your ownership and entitles you to vote in the annual election of the Board of Directors.

Justice Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors consists of nine Credit Union Members who serve as volunteers elected by the membership. These elected volunteers donate their time to represent you in the oversight and governance of your Credit Union.

Justice Federal’s Nominating Committee is pleased to put forth four candidates listed below, for four seats on the 2021 Board of Directors. Three seats have a three year term, and one seat has a one year term. The term of service for all seats begins May 2021.

Presently, an election is not slated to occur and there will be no nominations from the floor.

Nominations for petition must be signed by one percent (1%) of the total membership, with a maximum of five hundred (500) members. Given the size of our Credit Union, five hundred (500) signatures of Members are required for a nomination by petition. Nominations by petition are due by March 5, 2021. To learn more, and to obtain the necessary forms, interested candidates should contact Joan A. Buckley, Secretary of the Board, via email at BODnomination@jfcu.org or by mail at Justice Federal Credit Union, 5175 Parkstone Drive, Suite 200, Chantilly, Virginia 20151.

In the event the Secretary of the Board receives one or more confirmed petitions for nomination, an election will be conducted electronically beginning April 23, 2021 at 12:01 A.M. (EDT) and ending May 22, 2021 at 11:59 P.M. (EDT). Members 16+ years of age, in good standing with the Credit Union, may vote. Should a confirmed petition for nomination not be received by March 5, 2021, an election will not be conducted, and the Nominating Committee will move to fill the positions with the candidates at hand.


JOAN A. BUCKLEY, ALEXANDRIA, VA Ms. Buckley joined the JFCU Board of Directors in May 2017 and currently serves as the Board Secretary. Ms. Buckley served twenty years as a Special Agent of the FBI to include investigative and management positions in New York, Boston, FBI Headquarters, and London, England. Her positions primarily focused on financial investigations to include securities fraud and terrorist financing. Highlights of her career include her successful $100 million foreign currency exchange fraud investigation featured on a NBC News segment of Tom Brokaw’s The Fleecing of America and the conviction of a prominent shoe designer who manipulated the initial public offering of his company, which was depicted in the movie The Wolf of Wall Street. While in London, she facilitated three successful investigations with foreign partners originating through domestic undercover cases of subjects using bitcoins on the black market for purchases of illegal substances with intention to harm themselves or others. Prior to joining the FBI, Ms. Buckley progressed through various operational and management assignments for several Boston-based banks departing at the Vice-President level. In recognition for her ability to develop and sustain a culture of providing excellent customer service, she was awarded the top prize in a statewide competition. Ms. Buckley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

EMILY F. KAPLUN, ALEXANDRIA, VA Ms. Kaplun is a Management and Program Analyst with the FBI’s International Operations Division where she program manages Legal Attaché offices throughout Europe. In this role, she advances mission-focused initiatives, reports on operational situations overseas, and provides briefings to Senior Leaders. In addition, Ms. Kaplun is responsible for establishing and advancing relationships with foreign liaisons and other government entities in support of international objectives. Previously, Ms. Kaplun was a Budget Analyst in the FBI’s Corporate Capital Planning office where she conducted financial analysis on capital projects. Prior to that, Ms. Kaplun was a Budget Analyst in both the FBI’s Finance Division and the Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
Ms. Kaplun served on the Justice Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee from 2013 to 2017, where she served as Secretary to the Committee. In 2017, she was elected to the JFCU Board of Directors and has since served on numerous committees. Ms. Kaplun earned her undergraduate degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College in International Business. She holds a Master’s degree in Intelligence Operations from American Military University and a Master’s in Business Administration degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College.

THOMAS L. WISEMAN, PORT CLINTON, OH Mr. Wiseman served over 30 years as a Special Agent of the FBI. His FBI career included management positions in both the field and headquarters. Following Mr. Wiseman’s FBI service, he was the Director of Operations for the National Insurance Crime Bureau. For six years, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Justice Federal Credit Union. Prior to that, he served for three years as the Vice-Chairman of the Justice Federal Credit Union Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Wiseman has contributed his knowledge and time to Justice Federal Credit Union by serving in many capacities on the Board of Directors, including the positions of Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, and Chairman of the Nominating Committee, as well as serving on numerous other Board committees. Mr. Wiseman received his bachelor’s degree from Capital University and his law degree from Case-Western Reserve University. He is a member of the Ohio Bar.


ELLEN M. WARWICK, MCLEAN, VA Ms. Warwick brings unique experience and insights from over three decades of bank regulatory and enforcement experience as both bank counsel at Buckley LLP and Director of Enforcement and Compliance at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
Currently, Ms. Warwick serves as a Member of the Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Supervisory Committee of Justice Federal Credit Union. As a Member of the Board of Directors, Ms. Warwick oversees the Credit Union’s financial performance and directs management’s operation of the Credit Union. Ms. Warwick also oversees the audit function and serves as an ombudsman for Member complaints as Chairperson of the Supervisory Committee.
Prior to serving on the Board and Supervisory Committee of Justice Federal Credit Union, Ms. Warwick was Senior Counsel at Buckley LLP, where she advised financial institutions on all aspects of financial institution supervision, compliance and enforcement, including safe and sound practices, problem bank rehabilitation and resolution, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering compliance programs and consumer compliance. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Warwick was at the OCC for over 20 years, most recently as the Director of the Enforcement and Compliance Division. Ms. Warwick oversaw a staff of approximately 50 enforcement attorneys and was extensively involved in every major enforcement action.
As a recognized leader in her field, Ms. Warwick has spoken at numerous conferences and industry events. She received her LL.M. from Boston University School of Law, J.D. from New England School of Law, and B.A. from Boston College.