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“It’s sort of doubling down, making sure we’re permanently embedded in the community in a way that’s meaningful, helpful and impactful to people who need it,” she said, noting that TFCU has been providing financial coaching to members for decades.
TFCU conducted demographic studies to locate the new center where its services are most needed, Stansberry said, adding that the Mission Road branch has additional space and a nearby bus stop.
Stansberry joined TFCU as a collections supervisor in 1990 after coming to Tucson with her family from California when her ex-husband’s employer moved here.
Originally from the Los Angeles area, Stansberry was a professional photographer with her own business before commute times became unmanageable with her family life, landing a job as a cashier at the cash register serving the company where her father worked.
Responding to community needs is personal for Stansberry, who lost a grown son in a long battle with addiction in 2019.
“It shook my world. When it comes to addiction, it changed the way I look at everything, in terms of people who need help,” she said.
Stansberry serves on a state foster care review board for Pima County that monitors the treatment and status of children in foster care — many of whom result from substance abuse in the family — and provides to continue working on behalf of at-risk youth in his retirement.