ICS is governed by a Board of Trustees, with two board positions reserved for elected parent representatives. Board meetings are open to the public. Board meeting minutes and financial information are posted here on our website.
Parent Rep to the Board:
The candidates for the Parent Representative to the Board are listed below. To learn more about each of the candidates, please click here to view a short video.
- Damaris Quinones– parent of 2nd and 3rd grade students
- Daniel Dolan– parent of 1st and 3rd grade students
- Danae Mobley — parent of a kindergarten student
2019-2020 Meetings, Officers, & Committees
Families, ICS staff, community members, and the general public are welcome to attend any board meeting. There is a public comment period scheduled at each meeting. Meetings begin promptly at 6pm unless otherwise noted. Please arrive by 5:55.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Monday, December 9, 2019 (Special Meeting – Canceled)
President – Mehreen Zaman
Vice President – Maureen Eagen
Secretary – Virgil Sheppard
Treasurer – Marc Hensley
Communications & Development
Policy & Advocacy (ad hoc)
Discipline Committee (ad hoc)
Sharon is a proud parent of three ICS students. She is a consultant, and marketing and customer experience expert, inspired by helping nonprofit and for-profit organizations grow by focusing on improving client, partner and customer engagement.
Most recently, Sharon was a Senior Specialist for Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm, where her team helped schools, nonprofits, and global businesses build best practices in fostering stakeholder commitment. She managed the curriculum for executive clients to help drive successful outcomes for their businesses. Prior to joining Bain & Company, Sharon was a Director at Wharton Executive Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she designed innovative customized programs with blended learning methodologies.
Sharon graduated from Harvard University with an honors degree in psychology and earned an MBA in Finance and Marketing from NYU Stern School of Business. She has served on several Boards of Directors given her passion in creating meaningful experiences for students, parents, education administrators, teachers, and business executives who can contribute to their communities and build global thought leadership.
Dr. Jamila Dugan is a leadership coach, learning facilitator, and researcher. She began her career as a teacher in Washington D.C., successfully supporting the implementation of an International Baccalaureate program. She is a passionate advocate for bilingual education and previously served on the Yu Ming Charter School leadership team in her hometown, Oakland, CA. She currently serves as a leadership coach with TNTP in the Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools program. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Fresno State University, a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from George Mason University, and a doctorate in Education Leadership for Equity from University of California, Berkeley.
Ms. Eagen is the Director of the Arbitration Center for the First Judicial District. The Arbitration Center handles approximately 30% of the Civil Trial Division’s inventory for the FJD. As Director, Ms. Eagen is responsible for the disposition of Continuance and Deferral Applications that are filed daily, advising the Arbitrators of their duties and swearing them in each morning, as well as addressing legal issues that arise during the hearings. Prior to being appointed Director of the Arbitration Center, Ms. Eagen had over fifteen years experience with the First Judicial District. She clerked for the Honorable D. Webster Keogh, during his assignment to the Major Civil Trial division, Day Forward program, as well as during his tenure as Supervising Judge of the Criminal Trial division and Administrative Judge, Trial Division.
Ms. Eagen graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Economics/Finance in 1988. She received her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law in 1991. After law school, Ms. Eagen clerked for the Honorable Leon Katz and the Honorable Albert John Snite, Jr., before returning to Northeastern Pennsylvania. There, she worked as a litigation associate with Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald. She returned to Philadelphia in 1996 and worked for Post & Schell and Rubintate, Jacobs & Saba. Ms. Eagen resumed service with the FJD in 1999. During her tenure with the FJD, she has helped coordinate the “Law Day” trials for the Early Education Program with the Honorable Annette Rizzo(Retired) and participated in the FJD’s Management Development Program and Civil Education, Training and Development Program.
Marc Hensley is from eastern Kentucky and graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Kentucky. He also has a MS in Technology Quality from Northern Kentucky University.
Marc has worked in the CAD software industry for over 20 years in roles ranging from direct customer support to quality assurance to product management and definition.
Marc moved to Philadelphia in 2001 and began telecommuting. Working from home has allowed him to be an active parent at ICS serving on the PTA board (five years) and coaching his two daughters’ Odyssey of the Mind teams (also five years).
2018-2020 Parent Seat
Father of two ICS students (8 and 12) and born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Jamill Jones is a graduate from Lincoln University class of 2008. While enrolled at Lincoln, Jamill was the President of the MSA for two consecutive years and member of the SGA. Jamill finished with his B.S. from Lincoln and later earned his M.S. from Springfield College in 2011. In 2016, Jamill enrolled into Saint Joseph’s University to earn his MBA. Jamill has since worked as a mental health therapist for more than eight years and an adjunct College Professor at Lincoln University.
Since 2014 Jamill has written and produced stage plays, independent films, and performance shows under his company Pleasant Life Productions. The company has had sold out performances since its debut in 2015.
Allison is Senior Program Manager at the Philadelphia Education Fund where she administers the nonprofit’s Philadelphia Scholars and Last Dollar Scholarship programs. Prior to PEF, Allison was a communications, program development, and events consultant whose clients included nonprofit education and economic development organizations. She volunteers as a mentor to a West Chester University student through the Philadelphia Education Fund’s Philadelphia Scholars program, as a host to international professionals on learning visits to Philadelphia through Citizen Diplomacy International, and a block captain in her Graduate Hospital neighborhood. Allison has a BA from Brown University and an MS from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design.
2019-2021 Parent Seat
Dana Martin is a college advisor, author, speaker and teacher with special focus on access to higher education. She is currently College Advisor at Mastery Charter School Lenfest Campus. Dana has advised hundreds of youth in the college application and financial aid process. As a member of both the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) and its Pennsylvania counterpart (PACAC), Dana has presented at several conferences focusing on college access for disadvantaged populations. She is the author of Creatively Closing the Gap—Unconventional Ways to Find Money for College. Dana is the founder of Dana Martin College, LLC, offering individual counseling, campus tours, group workshops, presentations and professional development for organizations. She is also the founder and co-chair of PACAC Camp College, a residential pre-college summer program serving high school students in Pennsylvania. Dana is a graduate of Philadelphia’s Central High School (260) and Temple University. She is a happily married mother of two and resides in East Oak Lane Philadelphia.
Eleanor Sharpe is a Deputy in the Department of Planning and Development, responsible for the Division of Planning and Zoning. She oversees the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC), the Historical Commission, the Art Commission and the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Her oversight includes being the Executive Director of the Planning Commission, where her duties include working with City Council, City Agencies, and civic and community organizations to implement the recommendations of Philadelphia2035, the city’s comprehensive plan; aimed at improving the city’s built environment. Sharpe has a bachelor of architecture from Howard University and a master’s in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Sheppard currently serves as the National School Partnership Director for City Year Incorporated, where he is responsible for developing strategies and resources that help strengthen school partnerships in the 28 City Year partner cities. Prior to serving in this role, Virgil served as the Managing Director of Impact for City Year Philadelphia where he oversaw the design, implementation, and evaluation of City Year’s Whole School Whole Child Model, as well as the partnership with the School District of Philadelphia. Mr. Sheppard came to City Year from the School District of Philadelphia, where he served in a variety of roles, including Response to Intervention Specialist and the Comprehensive Student Assistance Process/Behavioral Health Liaison. A native of Philadelphia and a product of the School District of Philadelphia, Virgil is a proud graduate of Temple and Cheyney Universities and he enjoys coaching and mentoring youth in his spare time.
Jo Tiongson-Perez is a proud ICS parent and an advocate of art, education, and community impact.
With an MA in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific (Manila, Philippines), she holds a 12-year track record in launching marketing campaigns for global brands in corporate and cultural sectors. Currently, she serves as Director of Marketing and Social Media at the Barnes Foundation, renowned for its art collection and mission of transforming lives through the arts. In this role, she leads strategy, implementation, and analytics of the institution’s integrated marketing communications plan.
Jo is also personally drawn to initiatives that drive social change. In 2011, she founded a socially responsible baby line called Punypixel, which supported causes such as Cradles to Crayons, Little Kids Rock, and Room to Read. In 2014, she initiated ICS’ participation in the Barnes Foundation’s K-8 art education program. In 2015, she served as an NBC10/Telemundo62 21st Century Community Review Panelist to award $100,000 to three non-profit organizations making an innovative impact in the Philadelphia region.
As a parent board representative, Jo is committed to ensuring that Philadelphia families continue to gain from the strengths of the ICS community.
Gina Toppin is a practicing attorney in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. Her practice primarily focuses on family and immigration law. Gina represents both mothers and fathers in a wide variety of family law matters. She regularly appears in court to advocate for her clients in child custody, child support and divorce cases. As counsel to small businesses, Gina also advises the companies on developing practices and procedures which will ensure their compliance with various local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Gina graduated from Georgetown University with a major in French and a minor in Spanish. To improve her language skills, she lived in several French cities as well as Quito, Ecuador. She received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Gina has a deep commitment to participating in Pro Bono Legal Services and other community service programs. She demonstrates this commitment by regularly attending the Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia events where she educates the public on their rights in addition to accepting cases for low income Philadelphia residents. Lastly, Gina serves as a Committee Person in the 30th Ward of Philadelphia.
Mehreen Zaman joined the ICS Board in 2016. She holds a B.A. (Urban Studies and Sociology) and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Mehreen tutored and mentored at-risk youth in Syracuse, N.Y. and Philadelphia through high school, undergrad and law school. She also participated in programs aimed at educating youth in Philadelphia about Islam and Muslims in America.
Mehreen started her legal career representing Philadelphia children in abuse and neglect cases as a Staff Attorney at the Support Center for Child Advocates. She then practiced Labor and Employment law at Ballard Spahr LLP in Philadelphia from 2010 to 2012. She then practiced White Collar Defense law at Post & Schell in Philadelphia from 2012 to 2016. In June 2016, Mehreen left private practice and is currently the Director of Investigations at Endo Pharmaceuticals in Malvern, P.A. Mehreen continues to represent Philadelphia children as a Volunteer Attorney for the Support Center for Child Advocates. She has lived in Philadelphia for 16 years.