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Board of Trustees

On the second Thursday of each month, the CCS Board of Trustees holds a Public Work Session in which all materials under consideration for Board approval are reviewed and discussed. The meeting is held in our Performing Arts Center, at 515 James Hance Court, Exton, PA 19341, and live-streamed on Collegium’s YouTube channel. All meetings start promptly at 6:00 PM. On the third Thursday of each month, the Board holds a Public Meeting in which they take action or vote on matters presented at the Public Work Session. The meeting is held immediately following the 6:00 PM Public Work Session in our Performing Arts Center, at 515 James Hance Court, Exton, PA 19341, and live-streamed on Collegium’s YouTube channel. All Board meeting agendas are available by selecting the Board of Trustees events listed on the Collegium Calendar, posted at least 24 hours in advance. Changes and cancellations to the above schedule are posted on our monthly CCS calendars and advertised in the Daily Local News.

Meet the Collegium Charter School Board of Trustees

Mr. Christopher W. McHenryMr. Christopher W. McHenry,
CCS Board of Trustees President
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 Vice President
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.

 

blankMrs. Elisabeth Geers,
CCS Board of Trustees Treasurer
Elisabeth Geers joined the CCS Board in March 2020. She brings over 25-years of 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.

 

blankMr. Jedelle Baxter III,
CCS Board of Trustees Secretary
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).

 

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. Sal Brown,
CCS Board of Trustees Member
Sal Brown was elected to the CCS Board in July 2021. He brings over 15 years of Healthcare and Finance experience. Sal currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Med-Metrix; an International Healthcare Revenue Cycle Technology and Services firm. He received his B.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Business Management from Penn State University and an MBA from Keller School of Management. Sal is a Philly native currently residing in East Bradford Township with his wife, Kendra, and son Aden who attends CCS.

 

blankRobert P. Girardeau, MSM-HCA, NRP, FP-C
CCS Board of Trustees Member
Robert joined the CCS Board of Trustees in 2021. He is an accomplished healthcare administrator and currently serves with Main Line Health’s senior leadership team as the system director for prehospital services. He is a paramedic by training and remains double-board-certified in pre-hospital emergency paramedicine and critical-care flight paramedicine. He also holds masters in management and healthcare administration. The Girardeau family became part of the CCS community in 2018 when his three boys were first enrolled. In addition to his busy work and home life, Robert is an avid skier and writer, as well as a soccer enthusiast and recreational soccer coach. Robert is an enthusiastic member of the CCS community and looks forward to serving the students, families, and staff for many years to come.

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