Board of Directors

The Charlotte Children’s Center Board of Directors is made up of a group of 6-7 parents and community members whose main responsibility is to appoint the director of the Center and then review the director’s performance on an annual basis. The board is also responsible for providing guidance with the fiscal management and establishment of the policies of the Center.

The Board meets at the Children’s Center one evening each month. Each board member commits to a two year term, though they may choose to extend their term. Parents interested in joining the Board should speak to one of the current board members. Meet the current board of directors:

Charles Bouteiller and his wife Kelly have lived in Charlotte since 2014. Being married to a Charlotte Central School educator Charles especially appreciates the benefits that a rich early childhood education can provide. Their two boys began at the Children’s Center in July 2020. With a Board position opening in September 2020 Charles wholeheartedly joined. Working with the Director and engaging with other parents to facilitate an enriching environment for all the Center’s students and teachers is a uniquely gratifying volunteer opportunity. Charles has served as the Board president since January 2021.

Lindsay Longe grew up in Charlotte and, after living on both coasts, returned to raise her family. Her two children are excelling at the Center, which quickly became an extended family. Inspired by the staff’s dedication, care, and expertise, she joined the board out of appreciation for the importance of high quality early childhood education and a desire to support staff and families such that the Center continues to thrive.

Marshall Riser joined the Board in the Fall of 2020.  He moved to Charlotte with his family in the Summer of 2017.  His son, Malcolm, has been attending the Center for 2 years.  Marshall is happy to be able to serve the Center in any way he can to help maintain such an important part of the community.

Joe Andriano moved with his wife, Sarah, to Charlotte in the spring of 2012. Together they have two daughters, one who spent 5 years at the Center before heading to Charlotte Central School, and one who is currently in her third year at the Center. Joe joined the board in the summer of 2020, relieving Sarah after she had served for several years, and is happy to be able to offer his support to an institution that has been such a vital part of his family’s life for nearly 8 years.

Averell Withers moved to Charlotte with his wife and family in the Summer of 2016 and he joined the CCC Board in the following Fall. With three young daughters, one of whom attends CCC, Averell has a vested interest in seeing the center continue to thrive and offer a high quality educational experience for the community’s children.

Doug Brines joined the Board in spring 2016. He and his family live in East Charlotte, and Doug has a law office in So. Burlington. He is thrilled to serve an institution that his daughter loves so much and has been so supportive for her. Doug serves as the secretary of the Board.

Beth Cullen has lived in Charlotte since 2015 and her son Ben has been at the Center for about 2 years. She has two older daughters in fourth and sixth grade at CCS. Beth joined the board in 2019 to foster the wonderful parent-teacher community at CCC and ensure the school’s sustainability into the future.