BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cheryl M. Hazzard is an Educator of 37 years from the School District of Philadelphia where she is still serving as Consultant. She has a Bachelor’s in Music Education and a Bachelor’s in Vocal Applied Music from the University of the Arts, Master’s in Educational Administration from Cheyney University and Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from Arcadia University.
Cheryl is a native of Philadelphia, PA. however she has been residing in Washington Township, NJ for the past 14 years. She has served as Music Educator, Vocal Instructor, Performer, School Principal, PA State Educational Consultant, School District of Philadelphia Educational Consultant, Church Organist, Pianist and Choral Director. She has worked in various churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She has trained students, adults, and choirs at every level such as Settlement Music School Louise Curtis Branch, Freedom Theater, Society Hill Playhouse, and various churches. She has served as an officer on various boards; Commonwealth Association of School Administrators Local 502, Schoolmen’s Club, Educators Roundtable, Women In Education, Black Women In Education, Assistant Superintendent Thornton’s Advisory Board, Parke Place Executive Board and Bethel Prep Christian School Board.
Cheryl is presently the President of the W. Russell Johnson Music Guild Inc. of Philadelphia. She has been a member and performer of Philadelphia Singing City Choir, Paul Roberts Choir, the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and the American Guild of Organist. She has recently performed in the Chorale with “Kathleen Battle” at the Kimmel Center. Her daughter has trained with her and performed with the late “Teena Marie” and now sings and dances with Ziggy Marley. Many of her students are performing today such as Wanya Morris (Boys to Men), DJ Jazzy Jeff, Opera Singer and Choir Director Valerie V Gay, Saxophonist Louis Taylor (Urban Guerilla Band), Doug Grisby (Teena Marie’s Music Director) and Stacey Harcum, composer as well as many others.
Cicely Peterson-Mangum is Interim Chief Executive Officer of Imhotep Institute Charter High School, a public charter high school of 575 students in Philadelphia.
In addition to managing relationships with the School District of Philadelphia, community stakeholders and legal representatives during Imhotep’s critical charter renewal process, Cicely provides strategic school leadership and administrative direction, while ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulations. Cicely oversees the school’s annual operating budget of $8 million and leads a seven-member administrative team.
Since assuming the role of Interim CEO in August 2014, Cicely has created and implemented new school-wide policies and has enhanced Imhotep’s communications through a brand refresh with updated logo, website, and print materials.
Cicely has extensive experience in successful nonprofit management. Prior to her position at Imhotep, she served as Executive Director of Logan Community Development Corporation (Logan CDC). Under Cicely’s leadership, Logan CDC initiated a rebirth in the Logan neighborhood, connecting residents and business owners to resources, which gained citywide attention.
Previously, Cicely was Director of Commercial Corridor Revitalization for Mt. Airy USA, leading the three-year campaign to create the Mt. Airy Business Improvement District and serving as its first executive director.
Cicely is the recipient of Councilwoman Cindy Bass’s 2014 Community Leader Award and the Greater Philadelphia Asian Social Service (GPASS) 2014 Community Service Award. She was listed among the Philadelphia Tribune's "10 People Under 40 to Watch in 2012" and the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” for professional excellence and community involvement.
Cicely holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and J.D. from Western New England University School of Law. She earned a certificate in Nonprofit Management from La Salle University and is a graduate of the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute of Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC) and the Community Engagement Committee for Opera Philadelphia.
Cicely lives in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia with her husband and four sons.
Cassandre Luberus is a Logistics Management Specialist at the Department of Defense. She is responsible for managing 7 systems that aide the military in succeeding in missions and day-to-day operations and works to maintain relationships with various Government entities to administer contracts.
Cassandre is a results-driven marketing professional with exceptional leadership ability and a passion to promote growth. She is highly skilled in delivering projects under tight deadlines, strengthening corporate partnerships, and developing & managing employees. She is a driving force in creating a successful sales & service office culture, forecasting business-related needs, and communicating research to large groups. Capable of executing newly learned strategic objectives effectively with a keen sense of efficiency, she seeks consulting opportunities to utilize and heighten logistics, marketing, consulting, and business development skills.
As a member of the National Coalition of 100 Women, Cassandre is a Board Member and has held the position of 3rd Vice President since 2008. She acts as an advocate on behalf of local residents for equal civic opportunities. Involved in chapter decision making and project management, she works with the fundraising committee to market new revenue opportunities for the organization.
Cassandre volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Pennsylvania. From 2007 - 2014 she mentored a young girl from North Philadelphia, exposing her to the arts and local historic sites in hopes that she recognized opportunity for success.