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Jo Ann Bentley - New St. Anne's Board Member

Eileen M. Danahey, President & CEO of St. Anne’s Credit Union, along with its Board of Directors, are pleased to announce the appointment of Jo Ann Bentley to Board Member.

“Jo Ann is an accomplished business leader and an experienced board member in both the public and non-profit sectors,” said Eileen M. Danahey, President/CEO of St. Anne’s Credit Union. “We are confident that she will add great value to our Board of Directors and that the Credit Union will benefit from her insight, judgment and expertise. Her knowledge will prove invaluable as we progress through our strategic plan and continue to make our mark adding value for our members and the communities we serve. We are very fortunate to have such a strong Board by our side as we continue to strengthen communities in the SouthCoast.”

“Ms. Bentley brings a new perspective and a great wealth of experience and knowledge that will add to a strong team already comprised of many talented individuals. Her addition will assist us in enhancing every member’s experience by representing the diverse interests of our field of membership,” added St. Anne’s Board Chairman, William R. Bouchard.

Jo Ann is a registered architect in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut as well as the National Council of Architectural Registration Board, American Institute of Architect (AIA) and Boston AIA. She holds dual Bachelor degrees in architecture and fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.

A Fall River native, she currently works at Bristol Community College (BCC) as the Director of Design and Construction. Previously, she owned and operated a Supplier Diversified Office (SDO) Certified Woman Business Enterprise - Jo Ann Bentley Architect, Inc. - an architectural design company for commercial and residential architecture for nearly 12 years, and has over 37 years’ experience in the design and architecture field, working at numerous corporations as architect and engineer.

Ms. Bentley is actively involved in the community, currently serving as the Co-Chairman of the Fundraising Committee of the Rotary Club of Fall River where she has also served as President, and is a Board of Director for multiple non-profit organizations: Salvation Army, Family Service Association, McNamara Scholarship Fund, Stevens Treatment Center of Swansea and Narrows Center for the Arts. Due to her extensive volunteer services to charitable organizations and the community, Jo Ann is a two-time recipient of the Rotary Club of Fall River Paul Harris Fellow award, Rotary Club District Significant Achievement award, John S. Brayton, Jr. Memorial Outstanding Community Service award, BCC Alumna of the Year Award, and BCC Alumni Paragon Award.