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Board of Governors

The Chelsea Board of Governors is a voluntary board representing a cross-section of interested persons from the community and the population whom we serve. Chelsea's Board of Governors meets monthly with our Head of School, and individual committees meet multiple times during the month.One-third of the members of the Chelsea Board of Governors are elected each year. Each member of the Board is obligated to attend meetings of the Board regularly; to serve on a minimum of one Board committee; to contribute financially to The Chelsea School, either personally or by soliciting others; to volunteer services in the School, and to attend the School’s special events.

Paul Hagens

Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Doctors Community Hospital

Paul Hagens is the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland where he oversees the operational functions for the Human Resources, Employee Health, Central Transport, Telecommunications and Security departments. Paul is passionate about being a servant-leader not just in a professional environment but the community at large. He is active on the Board of Trustees at Reid Temple AME Church and also serves in leadership roles with the Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Boys and Girls Club of America and the Human Resources Society of Prince George’s County, in addition to other organization affiliations. Paul is dedicated to ensuring quality access to education for all students and strives to support the mission of Chelsea School.

Paul serves as Chair of the Board.

Mindelyn Anderson

Program Director, Masters of Science in Measurement & Evaluation, American University

Mindelyn Anderson, Ph.D., is Program Director of the Masters of Science in Measurement and Evaluation at American University. She is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and private and public institutions, which lead her to co-found Juniors Read, a multimedia children's literacy company, and found Mirror Group LLC, her private research and evaluation consulting practice.

Mindelyn serves as Vice Chair on the Board.

Kevin Claggett

Vice President, First National Bank of Pennsylvania

Kevin is currently a Business Development Manager in the Montgomery County Market.  His primary focus is financial relationship management while engaging in philanthropic opportunities.  He has over 15 years of financial expertise and has cultivated relationships throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan Market.  

Kevin serves as the Treasurer of the Board.

Mattison Boyer is the Director of Development for CollegeTracks, and has over 14 years of experience fundraising for, managing, and teaching in a wide-variety programs serving under-resourced communities.  He, like the Chelsea School, is dedicated to providing equitable access to educational and life opportunities for people from every background.  

Mattison serves as the Secretary of the Board.

Mattison Boyer

Director of Development,  College Tracks

Cherise Lesesne is a program manager in the Office of Periodic Assessment within New York City’s Department of Education. She is dedicated to providing guidance and support to urban education and advocating equality among both public and private education

Cherise Lesesne

Program Manager, NYC Department of Education

Eleanor works in management consulting in the Washington, DC area. She is a leader in her community and also serves on the board for the Junior League of Washington Women. Eleanor, named after her grandmother, is the granddaughter of Chelsea’s co-founder. She has a strong passion for students with learning disability and looks forward to carrying out her grandmother’s legacy and vision for the school.

Eleanor Worthy

Account Coordinator, Odell, Simms & Lynch, Inc.