Leadership Team

Building & Supporting an Expert Team


Don Tamelin, CFP, FCSI

Vice President & General Manager

Don Tamelin

Don Tamelin, CFP, FCSI, leads Coastal Community Private Wealth Group and has over 30 years of banking, life/health insurance and investment experience.

His Credit Union career has spanned over 20 years as an Investment Advisor, Life Agent and team leader. He has been in his current role of Vice President & General Manager Coastal Community Private Wealth Group for over 13 years.

Don is a member of Coastal Community’s senior leadership team specializing in wealth management and retirement solutions. Read More…

Nanaimo · Connect on LinkedIn
250.741.3209 · Email Don


Melissa Lavoie, CFP

Regional Manager, Private Wealth

Melissa Lavoie

Originally from Toronto, Melissa has spent her Wealth Management career on Vancouver Island, helping families develop comprehensive Wealth Plans for over 15 years.

Proud to be an integral part of the Coastal Community Private Wealth Group, Melissa is the Regional Manager for a team of 15 dedicated and talented Wealth Management professionals. With a strong focus on building relationships in all the communities we serve from Victoria to Port Hardy, Melissa is committed to supporting local events and initiatives to enrich all of our experiences. Read More…

Nanaimo · Connect on LinkedIn
250.618.6591 · Email Melissa


Aislinn Bissenden, CFP

Manager, Private Wealth

Aislinn Bissenden

Working in a culture of independence, Aislinn leads our Financial Consultant Team to offer unbiased and tailored financial advice. Aislinn’s solution based approach helps her team of consultants develop long-term plans for our clients.

Aislinn has been in the financial services industry since 2000, joining Coastal Community Credit Union in 2007. Beginning as a Member Service Representative, Aislinn gained experience and attained her Business Administration Certificate from Camosun College in 2004. Today, she is a fully registered Investment Advisor with Credential Securities and holds a Certified Financial Planner designation. Read More…

Nanaimo South · Connect on LinkedIn
250.668.5723 · Email Aislinn


Carly Gibson

Assistant Manager, Private Wealth

Carly Gibson

Carly is committed to building a great client experience through open communication and building trust.

Carly joined Coastal Community in 2005 as a Member Service Representative and later took on a role as a lender. She excels in client service and uses that background in retail banking to deepen client and member relationships.

Her in depth knowledge of retail banking and lending translate to practical and helpful information for our clients. Taking on new challenges is where Carly’s passion and creativity lie, and she shares that passion for learning with our wealth management team. Read More…

Nanaimo
250.616.9134 · Email Carly