Board of Trustees

The CCS Board of Trustees holds its Public Work Session on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM at 435 Creamery Way, Suite 300, in Exton, PA. Additional Public Work Sessions and/or Committee Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at 435 Creamery Way, Suite 300, in Exton, PA. The Board’s monthly Public Meeting is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at 435 Creamery Way, Suite 300, in Exton, PA. Changes to the above schedule are posted on our monthly CCS calendars and/or in the weekly CCS Newsletter and if required, advertised in the Daily Local News. Meeting cancellations are posted on this website. If you would like to know agenda items in advance of a meeting, please email ccsboard@ccs.us. CCS families, employees, and community members are encouraged to attend the meetings and take an active role in the school.

Meet the Collegium Charter School Board of Trustees

Dr. Anthony DragerDr. Anthony Drager,
CCS Board of Trustees President
Tony was elected to the CCS Board in October 2013. He has worked as a Research Scientist for Teva Pharmaceuticals (formerly Cephalon) at their West Chester R&D Center since 2004. Tony has primary responsibility for leading a research group within the Formulation Development Division charged with the development of pharmaceutical products for submission to the FDA. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor in the Chemistry Department of Millersville University, where he teaches courses in general, organic and polymer chemistry. Tony received his B.S. in Chemistry from Millersville University and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. He currently resides in Caln Township with his wife, Michele, and twin daughters, Rebecca and Rachel who are both CCS students.

 

Dr. Leanne Valentine,
CCS Board of Trustees Vice President
Dr. Valentine is a Pennsylvania-licensed Psychologist. She is currently the Director of Community Mental Health Services at West Chester University (WCU) in West Chester, PA, which provides low-cost psychotherapy and assessment to the greater West Chester community. Prior to WCU, Dr. Valentine worked at the Coatesville Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Coatesville, PA for nine years. At the Coatesville VAMC, Dr. Valentine worked on the PTSD Clinical team, served as the leader of that team for two years and as the Assistant Chief, Psychology Services for 3 years. Dr. Valentine is currently a member of the American Psychological Association’s Division 56 (Trauma Psychology). She earned a Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. She resides in Exton, PA with her husband and daughter, who is a student at CCS.

 

Mr. Christopher W. McHenryMr. Christopher W. McHenry,
CCS Board of Trustees Treasurer
Chris was elected to the CCS Board in February 2015. He has over 25 years of commercial finance experience. Chris has been employed by the Chester County Economic Development Council since 2010. In his role as the Sr. Portfolio and Compliance Manager, Chris is responsible for the oversight, performance, and compliance management for multiple government and private lending programs. Chris is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Delaware Valley College. He lives in Caln Township with his wife, Melanie, and their two sons, Ian and Aidan, who are proud CCS Cougars. He is an avid outdoorsman and Collegium volunteer.

 

bio-andersonMrs. Nicole Anderson,
CCS Board of Trustees Member
Nicole was elected to the Board in December 2012. Nicole is an Independent Consultant working with for-profit and non-profit companies. She has over 20 years of executive leadership and operational experience and currently provides business development and project management expertise to small businesses. She is a graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business with a BBA in International Business and Finance and LaSalle University with an MBA in Management. Nicole is an advocate for women’s leadership development, the education of children, and diversity and inclusion. She has held several leadership roles on various boards including The Temple University Alumni Association, The Domestics Violence Center of Chester County and Jack and Jill of America, Chester County Chapter. She also supports several fundraising committees for non-profit and political campaigns. She lives in Downingtown with her husband and their two children.

 

Mr. Binu Thankachan,
CCS Board of Trustees Member
Binu is currently a software development professional at SEI Investments. Previously he worked as a software development consultant for Andersen Consulting and later for Accenture in the Philadelphia area for 15 years. He holds a B.S. in Electrical/Computer Engineering from Drexel University and an M.S. in Computer Science from Villanova University. He resides in Caln Township with his wife, Lovely, and 3 children, two of whom (Jason and Julie) are current CCS students and the youngest (Jordan) who will be joining CCS in the Fall of 2019.

 

Mr. Bill Randall,
CCS Board of Trustees Member
Bill Randall is a Capital Giving Officer at The Hill School in Pottstown. He earned a BA in Communications from Keystone College and an MS in Organizational Management from Misericordia University. Bill lives in Downingtown with his wife and two children – both of whom are proud to be CCS students.

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