Charter Oak Appoints Joyce Gresh as Supervisory Committee Chair

Waterford, CT – The Board of Directors of Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has appointed Joyce L. Gresh as Chairperson of its Supervisory Committee, which is responsible for oversight and audit responsibilities for the credit union’s seven-member Board of Directors.

“Joyce’s talents as an administrator, educator and active volunteer in many of our communities have served us well on our Supervisory Committee,” said Guy Henry, Chairman of Charter Oak’s Board of Directors. “Our Supervisory Committee plays an important role here at Charter Oak, so I’m looking forward to Joyce’s insights and perspective as she takes on her additional responsibilities as chairperson of the committee,” he said.

Gresh was first appointed by Charter Oak’s Board of Directors to serve on the Supervisory Committee in November 2016 and in May of this year was appointed to serve as Chairperson of the committee. Charter Oak’s Supervisory Committee provides important corporate oversight functions for the Waterford-based credit union. The committee assists Charter Oak’s Board of Directors in overseeing accounting, reporting and internal control responsibilities.

Besides serving on the Supervisory Committee, Gresh plays an active role on Charter Oak’s Community Giving Committee, which reviews and allocates grants from Charter Oak’s Community Giving Program to numerous non-profit and charitable groups in eastern Connecticut. The Community Giving Committee also oversees Charter Oak’s annual Scholarship Program, which awards $90,000 in scholarships to community-minded high school and college students in New London and Windham counties. This year, the committee awarded individual $2,000 scholarships to 45 students from eastern Connecticut during a private reception on June 6th at Charter Oak’s Waterford headquarters.

Gresh, who is a Griswold resident, has nearly four decades of experience as both an educator and administrator in numerous school systems in New London and Windham counties, including Griswold, Plainfield, Preston and Woodstock. In addition to her extensive education experience, she has earned numerous educational certifications and has served as an Acting Principal at both Woodstock Elementary and Woodstock Middle schools.

Her community and civic experience includes serving as a member of the Jacques Cartier Club Auxiliary as well as serving as Past President of the Griswold Booster Club, where she has been an active member for many years. In addition, Gresh is a volunteer with the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut where she volunteers in a variety of capacities and is one of the coordinators of the Mobile Food Pantry in Jewett City.

She also served on United Way’s Allocations Panel this year and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2014 by the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. Among her many other community activities, Gresh serves as a Tribunal Associate for the Diocese of Norwich and is also a member of the Finance Council, Pastoral Council and lay ministries at Saints Thomas and Anne Church in Voluntown.

Gresh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master of Science degree in Education from Eastern Connecticut State University and has a Sixth Year Degree in Administration from Sacred Heart University.

Charter Oak is eastern Connecticut’s largest credit union with assets of $1.08 billion as of March 31, 2018 and 16 branches in New London and Windham counties, providing one of the largest and most convenient branch networks of any financial institution serving eastern Connecticut. For more information about Charter Oak’s range of products and services, please visit any of our convenient branches, or visit our website at, or contact our Call Center at 860.446.8085 or 800.962.3237. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender.

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