BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joyce Taylor — Chair :: Retired – Public Service
Cynthia V. Wilson, Esq. — Vice Chair:: Retired Attorney – Law Enforcement
George Sheppard — Treasurer :: Insurance Agent, AFLAC
Kris Musselman — Secretary :: Senior Accountant, Citco
Olympia Mitchell — 2012 Gala Chairperson :: Professor, Community College of Philadelphia
Maria C. Brice, PHR — Member :: Human Resources, Education Management Solutions, Inc.
Rev. Wayne E. Croft, Sr., D. Min., Phd. — Member :: Senior Pastor, St. Paul’s Baptist Church of West Chester
Anne Hearn — Member :: Retired, Non-Profit Management
Gary Hess— Member :: Financial Advisor, Mass Mutual
Jennifer Mack — Member :: Market Manager, Citadel Federal Credit Union
Jessica Straghan — Member :: Principal, Straghan Advisors
MEET THE PRESIDENT AND CEO
Joyce Chester’s tenure with CC-OIC began with service and that spirit continues to this day. Her vision and experience have led the agency to break new ground in client support and advancement. Through networking and forming alliances in Chester County, Joyce has worked hard to promote CC-OIC’s services. Since Joyce’s association with CC-OIC, the agency has established programs such as I-CAN, Certified Nurse Assistant Training and Xpress Success. Under Joyce’s leadership, existing programs have experienced significant expansion, additional partnerships and new direction.
Beginning in 1988 as a member of the CC-OIC Board of Directors, Joyce served until 1992. In July, 2001 she began teaching GED classes. Shortly after, she was hired as the Program Director of the Preparing for Independence Program (PFI), coaching homeless men and women in workplace and employability skills and developed the I Can Program. She was promoted to Deputy Director in August of 2002. Joyce accepted the Executive Directorship in August 2003, and the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Chester County OIC in 2012.
Joyce’s professional background includes 4 years as a computer instructor at Delaware County Community College, 3 years as Technology Director at a local non-profit agency, and 20 years experience in corporate business management.
Her educational credentials include a Certificate in Non-Profit Executive Leadership from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, as well as degrees in: Organizational Dynamics – Immaculata University; English – Villanova University; and Radio, TV and Film – Temple University. Joyce is also a Certified Microsoft User Specialist.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Dr. Patricia Grasty Gaines – West Chester University
Multicultural Leadership Award
Drum Major for Justice – St. Paul’s Baptist Church
Martin Luther King Jr., Commemorative Society
Leader of Distinction- Greater West Chester Sunrise Rotary Club
County of Chester Citation
The Board of Commissioners of the County of Chester
Commonwealth of PA – House of Representatives Citation
Certificate of Recognition – Chester County Health Care Partnership
The 19th Senatorial District – State Senator Andrew E. Dinniman
West Chester Public Library
State of Pennsylvania Citation
State Senator Andrew E. Dinniman