President & CEO
Russ E. Williams, Jr. was appointed President and CEO of Center City Public Charter Schools in April 2013, after serving in leadership and teaching roles in Washington, DC charter schools for more than 15 years.
2020 – 2021 Board Members
The Board of Directors is the governing body for Center City Public Charter Schools.
We are fortunate to have a diverse and committed group of individuals who bring their perspectives and skills from different sectors to support our scholars and help build a sustainable future for our organization.
- Lydia Adelfio
- Jerenze Campbell
- Charlene Fadirepo
- Gretchen Guffy
- Betsy Hanlon
- Margaret Horn
- Rev. Kelli Jareaux
- Roneal Josephs
- Art Moran
- Ammena Nazeen
- Thomas O’Hara
- Meghan Quinn
- Neville Waters
- JD Wilde
Jeffrey D. Wilde is a Managing Partner at Omicelo, LLC, where he oversees acquisitions and asset management. Omicelo is a mission-based real estate investment firm tasked with improving the lives of community members in low to moderate income areas by providing safe and affordable housing along with necessary services to catalyze wholesale economic change. Prior to Omicelo, JD was a Vice President in US Real Estate at The Carlyle Group, where he managed real estate funds and led various housing research projects. As part of the research projects, he developed econometric models to analyze supply and demand imbalances and quantify investment opportunities throughout the US. In addition, he has held various positions in the financial industry ranging from investment management to financial consultant. Mr. Wilde holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and statistics from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in statistics from Purdue University. He lives in the DC area with his wife and two children.
Rev. Kelli Jareaux
Charlene Fadirepo is the Founder and CEO of Guidefi, a fin-tech platform that makes it easier for women and people of color to find their ideal financial professional. Charlene started Guidefi after experiencing difficulty in finding the right financial advisor for her own multicultural family. Launched in 2019, Guidefi has garnered multiple awards including First Place in the In3 Labs Pitch Competition, and admission into the Washington, DC-based SeedSpot Impact Accelerator.
Charlene spent the last 20 years of her career in financial services. Most recently she spent 4.5 years at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, where she worked on consumer compliance and bank supervision initiatives. Prior to the Federal Reserve she spent six years advising banks as part of PwC’s Financial Institution and Bank Regulation Practice.
Charlene is passionate about financial education and served as the President of Greater Washington Jumpstart Coalition for several years. She has hosted multiple live family money segments on the Good Morning Washington Show on ABC 7 and has has served as a keynote or workshop speaker for several conferences across the DC community. Charlene currently teaches financial education to youth through Guidefi’s sister organization, GuidefiKids. She is the author of two children’s books about money, Ayo’s Money Jar and Ayo’s Had Enough. She is also a real estate investor and agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties. Charlene studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Virginia and has a Masters In Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two children. Learn more about Charlene at www.charlenefadirepo.com.
Additional Board of Directors Information
- Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
The previous Center City PCS Board Meeting was held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom.
- Board of Directors Meeting Agendas
- Board of Directors Approved Meeting Minutes
- Board of Directors Meeting Recording
- Board of Directors Contact Information