MBA NENY Members


Elizabeth Cheney

Elizabeth, also known as Lisa, has been in the mortgage industry since 1991. Currently she is employed with Homestead Funding as their Corporate Trainer and has been with Homestead since 1997. Elizabeth also owns National Mortgage Learning Institute where she is the President.
Providing mortgage training services. Her mortgage school is licensed by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors to conduct both the NMLS 20-hour pre-licensing course as well as NMLS approved continuing education courses. She has served on the Board of Directors of the MBA NENY for many years and is currently acting President.

Vice President

Tab Beauregard

Tab has spent most of his adult life helping families achieve the dream of homeownership while doing it in an affordable way. As a dedicated licensed Mortgage Loan Officer for over 15 years, he analyzed thousands of consumer’s financials and helped guide them through the maze of the modern mortgage markets.
In 2015 he joined the team at Genworth Mortgage Insurance whose mission is: “To help people buy a house and keep it their home”. Since working with Genworth he has been recognized for several accomplishments, most recently earning the coveted Regional MVP award in 2020. Tab earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University in 1995 and earned his Certified Mortgage Bankers designation from the National MBA in 2020.A loving husband and doting father of three daughters, Tab and his family have purchased and renovated over seven homes themselves.


Joseph Senecal

Joe has had a 30-year career in the financial services and mortgage banking industry and is Treasurer of SEFCU Mortgage Services. He began his career at KeyCorp rising through various Finance positions. After leaving KeyCorp he was Named Treasurer of Home Funding Finders, Inc.
Joe is an alumnus of Siena College graduating with a Business Administration – Accounting degree. He has taken several American Bankers and Mortgage Bankers Association courses. He is a lifetime resident of the area and had served on several not-for-profit boards.


Michele Teague

Michele has been in the mortgage business for 30 years. From processing, underwriting, and operations management to her many years in the mortgage insurance world. She loves this business and is currently enjoying the role of helping Homestead Funding grow and expand nationally.
Michele has lived in Guilderland for most of the last 20 years. Her son Jeremy is a CBA and Loyola University graduate. Her son Liam and daughter Lillie both attend Guilderland High School and are very involved in sports. She likes to stay busy and active, enjoying lake life as much as possible on the Great Sacandaga. She loves her family, dogs, job, traveling, and living life to the fullest!
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Immediate Past President

Leland Armsby

A Mortgage Loan Originator for more than 23 years, Leland has guided thousands of clients through the loan process. With Federal and State Licensing, annual education and as a past MBA president and board member. Leland has the knowledge and experience to help you find the loan terms that are right for your budget.
Leland can help you review your budget, income and assets, helping to provide a clear picture of what type of loan program and price point is realistic. Leland will help you consider all loan options so you can concentrate on making the best decision for your needs.

Executive Secretary

Megan Izzo

Megan has been involved with the MBA NENY for the past several years, first serving as the Treasurer in 2015 and in 2019 transitioning to the role of Executive Secretary. In 2010 Megan began her career in the mortgage industry serving as a processor, underwriter, operational manager, and mortgage quality control before moving into the world of Enterprise Risk Management in 2018.
What she enjoys most about her job at CAP COM and role with the MBA is collaborating with others to help bring their vision to life and do it in the most efficient way possible. Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, vacationing, cooking and shopping.
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Marianne Perry

Marianne Perry is a past President of the MBA of NENY and she has served on the board in various capacities for over 25 years.
Marianne is currently a Regional Team Leader at National Mortgage Insurance. She has spent the past 14 years in the Mortgage Insurance Industry and loves helping her customers assist borrowers in achieving the dream of homeownership. In her spare time, Marianne Loves spending time on Lake George with her family.
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Board Member

Melissa Savage

Melissa is the Assistant Vice President of Mortgage Operations at Sunmark Credit Union (SCU). Melissa has been with SCU since July 2004. She started her Sunmark journey as a Mortgage Processor. She has since held and excelled at several positions with increasing responsibility throughout her tenure.
During her 16 years lending experience, Melissa has worked from Loan Origination all the way through to Secondary Market sales and Loan Servicing. Melissa has been the lead person on several projects which includes, New Residential Mortgage Products, System Conversions, Credit Union Mergers, Paperless Initiative and Hybrid E-Closings. Her experience, product knowledge, attention to detail and ability to build teams makes her the number one sought out person on all Mortgage Projects. She has always helped facilitate a good “Member Experience” to SCU members and staff.

Board Member

Sherry Eckles

Sherri is the Senior Vice President of Single Family Programs at the State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA). She oversees the Agency’s product and new business development, automated underwriting system, mortgage lending originations, operations and quality control.
Sherri is responsible for the Agency’s strategic planning and compliance with state and federal regulations and is dedicated to increasing access to homeownership for underserved constituents. Sherri has an MBA from the State University of New York at Albany and a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School. She has a 25 year career in affordable housing in the public and private sector and is on the Advisory Board for HomeSmartNY, a statewide coalition of nonprofit housing counseling agencies.

Board Member

Paul Hurley

As a longtime resident of the capital district, Paul is proud to have served the area in the mortgage field since 1992. In addition to originating, he has managed, mentored and coached new and experienced loan officers. In his current role as a CRA specialist for M&T bank he has been able to use his experience in and passion for the mortgage industry to assist first time home buyers to reach their goal of home ownership.
He enjoys a good relationship with the housing agencies serving the needs of first time homebuyers. From teaching at homebuyer seminars to serving as a resource for the councilors, Paul is able to expand my connections and assist more future homeowners.


Tom Connors


Janet Harder


Suzanne Breen


Tom Herkenham


Michael Tripoli