Board of Trustees

The CCS Board of Trustees holds its public work session on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6pm at 435 Creamery Way in Exton, PA.  An additional public work session and/or committee meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6 to 7pm at 435 Creamery Way in Exton, PA.  The Board’s monthly public meeting is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm at 435 Creamery Way in Exton, PA.  The Board meets for four Sunday public work sessions during the school year.  Dates are posted in the Board Meetings call-out to the right. Changes to the above schedule are posted in 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 

Mr. Viktor OhnjecMr. Viktor Ohnjec,
CCS Board of Trustees President
Viktor was elected to the Board in June 2008 and has been part of CCS’s Science Fair Committee since 2002. Viktor has 25+ years of experience in management and technology. He is President & CEO of M2VP, Inc. – a West Chester-based technology strategy and executive advisory company. Mr. Ohnjec has been chairperson of various industry groups and boards including the West Chester Cycling Club, the Chester County Challenge for Cancer, the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium, the West Chester Area YMCA, the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group, Pedaling4Paws, the Transformation Yoga Project, and the Object Management Group. He lives in West Chester, PA with wife Leslie and his two daughters, Marisa and Julianna, both Collegium graduates. He is an avid cyclist.

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.

Dr. Anthony DragerDr. Anthony Drager,
CCS Board of Trustees Secretary

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.

Mr. John L. JacksonMr. John L. Jackson,
CCS Board of Trustees Treasurer

Mr. Jackson was elected to the Board in June 2014 and has been part of CCS’s Finance and Audit Committee since March 2014. He has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, including audit and risk assessment. He is currently a Sr. Staff Accountant with the federal government where he leads investigations of investment companies, advisers, and other market participants.  He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Economics and Business Administration from Randolph-Macon College. He is also a graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business with an MBA in Marketing. Mr. Jackson actively supports many local charities and civic organizations in the West Chester area. He lives in West Chester with his wife and two daughters.

Mr. Jamie BrutonMr. Jamie Bruton
CCS Board of Trustees Vice President

Jamie was elected to the board in June of 2014.  He is the Managing Partner of Bruton Financial Advisors, LLC a registered investment advisory firm in Downingtown.  Jamie’s primary responsibility is to provide fiduciary oversight to various qualified and non-qualified retirement plans.  Jamie is a graduate of Lafayette College with a BA in Biology and University of Pittsburgh with an MBA in Finance.  Jamie is an avid supporter of Downingtown’s urban revitalization and has served on Borough Council and Planning Commission. He is a native of Chester County and resides in Downingtown with his wife, Sandy and three children, two of whom attend Collegium.

Mr. Christopher W. McHenryMr. Christopher W. McHenry
CCS Board of Trustees Member
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-ashMr. Donald Ash
CCS Board of Trustees Member
Don was appointed to the Board in August of 2016.  He retired as Director of Technology at the Marple Newtown School District and recently served as Director of Technology for Collegium for the 2015-2016 school year.  He has taught as an adjunct professor at both Delaware County Community College and Immaculata University in their respective Computer Science Departments.  He is currently a Supervisor in East Caln Township where he resides with his wife, Cheryl.

Dr. 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 is a psychology training and research center. 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 Divisions 27 (Society for Community Research and Action) and 56 (Trauma Psychology) and serves on the board of Stages Arts Initiative in West Chester, PA. 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.

 

 

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