Kathy Shea, AAP, APRP, CAMS, NCP
Kathy Shea is the Director of Education for NEACH and a Senior Advisor of its subsidiary, NEACH Payments Group (NPG). She is based in Burlington, MA, and is focused primarily on addressing compliance and risk issues.
As a Senior Advisor of NEACH Payments Group, Kathy helps financial institutions, corporations, and vendors solve operational and regulatory challenges, manage risk, and drive financial and business improvement through a suite of audit, risk management, and consulting services.
With her focus on supporting the industry and shaping the future of payments, Kathy has participated in a number of groups, including Nacha's Payments Innovation Alliance, the Faster Payments Playbook group and ECCHO Operations Committee.
Prior to joining NEACH, Kathy worked at Stonehambank for over 17 years in Deposit Operations/Retail Services. As a Cash Management Supervisor and ACH Coordinator she helped prepare internal audits, risk assessments and bank policies and wrote operations procedures.
She has been certified by NACHA as an Accredited ACH Professional since 2012 and as an Accredited Payments Risk Professional since 2018, received her NCP certification from ECCHO in 2017 and earned her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist designation in 2018. She was also certified by ECCHO as a Check Trainer for the National Check Professional (NCP) exam in 2017.