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.


blankMrs. Elisabeth Geers,
CCS Board of Trustees Vice President
Elisabeth Geers joined the CCS Board in March 2020. She brings over 25-years experience in Client Services, Human Resources, Hospitality, and IT Sales. Originally from the Midwest, Elisabeth moved to Pennsylvania in 1996. She lives in East Fallowfield Township with her husband, Chris, and their children, Grace and Grant, both of whom are proud CCS students. She is excited for the future of CCS and proud to be a part of this talented Board of Trustees.


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.


blankMrs. Carolann DiMaggio,
CCS Board of Trustees Secretary
Carolann rejoined the CCS Board of Trustees in April 2019. She has over 20 years of financial industry experience, with an added emphasis on Woman in Leadership and Operational Design. Carolann currently attends Immaculata University and retains belt status in Six Sigma methodology. She lives in East Fallowfield Township with her husband, Sal, and their three children, Alexa, Sophia, and Sal, all of whom are proud CCS students.


blankDr. Leanne Valentine,
CCS Board of Trustees Member
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.


blankMr. 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.


blankMr. 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.


blankMr. Jedelle Baxter III,
CCS Board of Trustees Member
Jay Baxter has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, with leadership experience in Operations, Client Services, and Relationship Management. Jay received his BA in Public Administration from West Chester University and his MS in Management from Wilmington University. He currently lives in Caln Township with his wife and son (who is currently enrolled at CCS).

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435 Creamery Way, Suite #300
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 610-903-1300
Fax: 610-903-1317
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