Affinity Federal Credit Union celebrates 1st class of Certified Wellbeing Coaches

Affinity Federal Credit Union on Monday announced its inaugural class of Certified Wellbeing Coaches has graduated. The program and its first cohort mark an important step in Affinity’s ongoing commitment to the financial wellbeing of its members.

Forty-two individuals celebrated completing the Basking Ridge-based financial institution’s program and represent various departments within Affinity. Each participant invested approximately 75 hours in training, learning about how to provide members with the best possible support in managing their personal finances and overcoming financial challenges. Course topics include credit, foreclosure, bankruptcy, taxes, insurance, identity theft and the resources and tools available to support a member’s financial wellbeing. The program was inclusive of class attendance, presentations, homework and tests.

“We are immensely proud to introduce our first class of Certified Wellbeing Coaches, who embody Affinity’s purpose of ‘people helping people’ within our communities,” Kevin Brauer, CEO and president of Affinity Federal Credit Union, said. “By investing in the financial wellbeing of our members, we are not just helping them navigate financial challenges, but are also empowering them to achieve their long-term goals. We look forward to the positive impact our Wellbeing Coaches will have on our members’ lives.”

Affinity also wants to highlight the work of four of its coaches who went above and beyond to meet the demands of the program. Top graduates of the inaugural class of Certified Wellbeing Coaches include Bedminster and Morristown Branch Manager Andrea Alfaro, Norwalk Branch Manager Juan Londono, financial services accountant Lizandra Blanco and loss mitigation specialist Auria Torres.