Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center


Board of Directors

Ellen Donaldson is the immediate past-president of the board of directors of the DCCDC, having served as president from July, 2013 through June, 2015. Additionally, Ellen chairs the Annual Breakfast and Fundraising Committees, and supports Libby with grant development. A resident of Davidson, Ellen is a retired healthcare executive and enjoys community service, traveling, reading, all kinds of music, ballet, and power walking (especially on the beach at Isle of Palms!).

Leslie Urban has been on the DCCDC board since January, 2013.  She serves as Secretary for the 2016-2017 term and is on the Building and Grounds committee and Annual Breakfast Committee.  A 15 year resident of Davidson and alumna of Davidson College, Leslie works at the College as the Director of Business for the Physical Plant.  She currently serves on the Vestry at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church and enjoys bowling, playing golf, movies, traveling, trivia games, and is an avid sports fan.

Paul Newton is head of Newton Construction, a private commercial construction firm.  Paul is Vice President for the 2016-2017 term.   He has over thirty years experience in the construction field and as a senior-level project manager. His firm has constructed or renovated two regional malls, a fourteen-screen movie complex, department stores, medical offices, a supermarket, a parking garage, an airport terminal, hospital and a department store. 

Paul is a resident of Davidson and an active member of the community. 

Alison Boughrum has been on the Board since 2013, and serves on the Fundraising Committee. She and her husband Rich, moved to Cornelius 10 years ago, and are actively involved in St. Alban's Church, Davidson. Alison holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.B.A. in Finance. She loves travel, cooking, singing, gardening and reading.
Andrew O’Geen has been on the board since July, 2015.  He and his family moved to Davidson in 2011.  His son Charlie is a proud graduate of the DCCDC and is now a student at Davidson Elementary.  His son Sam is currently terrorizing the 3’s classroom.  Andrew is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Davidson College where his teaching and research focus on the American courts and the legal system.