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The Leadership of The Chill Station, Inc.

Chester A. France Jr., Chairman, Board of Directors


Chester A. France, Jr. is a Certified Life Coach (CLC), Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master Social Work (MSW), and Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS).

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Mr. France is also the president and founder of The C. Whitney Group, LLC, which was established to provide Fundraising Resource Development and Organizational Capacity Building consultation to institutional and community-based nonprofit organizations. He has more than 35 years of professional experience in sales, sales training, and management in the for-profit sector.


In the following 15 years, Mr. France has provided management and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, particularly in the faith-based community, to include establishing several nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporations. He has served on the faculty of the Office of Education and Training for Addictions Services (OETAS), State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 

Educational Background

Mr. France is a graduate of Morgan State University with a degree in Business and Marketing. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Howard University School of Divinity and is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a Management and Community Organization concentration.


He is also a 1999 graduate of the Summer Leadership Institute for Church-based Community and Economic Development sponsored by the Harvard University Divinity School, Center for the Study of Values in Public Life.

Chris Wilson, Board Member 

Born and raised in Washington, DC, Chris grew up under extremely difficult circumstances. Poverty, drug addiction, and gun violence were part of the everyday norm in his community. At the age of 17, he was charged with a crime, convicted, and sentenced to natural life in prison.

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Born and raised in Washington, DC, Chris grew up under extremely difficult circumstances. Poverty, drug addiction, and gun violence were part of the everyday norm in his community. At the age of 17, he was charged with a crime, convicted, and sentenced to natural life in prison.


It was during times of isolation that he decided to not only turn his life around but to make a difference in the lives of people who currently live in poverty-stricken communities similar to his childhood surroundings as well.


Many years ago, I committed my life to self-improvement and helping others. I sat in a dark cell and wrote what I now call my Master Plan. A plan to build a business empire and help others.

Educational Background 

While imprisoned, he earned his high school diploma, graduated from all of the vocational shops, and earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology from Anne Arundel Community College. He taught himself to speak and write in several foreign languages. He became a mentor, started a career center and a book club. After serving 16 years in prison, he has returned to society a changed man.

Professional Background 

Chris now resides in Baltimore City and is the owner and founder of the Barclay Investment Company, a multi-service social enterprise, specializing in residential and commercial contracting work. His other business ventures include The House of DaVinci, a high-end furniture restoration and design company, and Master Plan Productions, a social impact content development company.

Dr. Linda Moghadam – Board Member

After receiving her PhD in Sociology from the University of Maryland College Park in 1989, Dr. Moghadam joined the faculty there where she taught and served as the Undergraduate Director for the department. As Undergraduate Director she was responsible for administering the program including overseeing the curriculum, program development, academic advising and serving as the departmental liaison with other units on the campus.

Dr. Moghadam served as Director, Undergraduate Sociology Program, University of Maryland, College Park, 1989-2018. She coordinated and administered the Sociology undergraduate major and its curriculum. Dr. Moghadam provided direct departmental advising, served as the interface for the department with the University on matters dealing with undergraduate education and Sociology curriculum. She also served as Director, Departmental Honors Program and Principal Lecturer, Sociology Department, University of Maryland, College Park, 1989-2018.


From 2006-2018, Dr. Moghadam volunteered at Patuxent Institution teaching in the college program and leading a writing group.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1989.
  • M.A., University of Maryland, 1981.
  • B.A., University of Maryland, 1976.

CAMPUS PUBLICATION

  • Moghadam, Linda, Ryan, John Michael. (eds) 2008. Faculty Resource Manual for Civic
  • Engagement and Leadership in the Curriculum. University of Maryland.

PAPERS PRESENTED

  • “Teaching Sociology Behind Bars.” Paper presented at the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology. Annual Meetings, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2014.
  • "Perception of the Work/Family Interface and Its Impact on Army Reenlistment Behavior."
  • Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 1990.
  • "Infusing a Culture of Teaching Excellence through Graduate Teacher Training." Paper presented with Morten Ender and Mitali Sen at the 5th National Conference on the Education and Employment of Graduate Teaching Assistants, Denver, Colorado, November 1995.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION 

  • BSOS Service Award 2016
  • Phillip Merrill Mentor 2011
  • Phillip Merrill Mentor 2009
  • BSOS Outstanding Mentoring and Teaching Award, 2009
  • Morris Rosenberg Graduate Mentoring Award, Sociology Department 2008
  • Recipient, Center for Teaching Excellence Instructional Improvement Grant. Developing a resource manual for integrating civic engagement into the curriculum. 2006-2007.
  • Provosts Outstanding Advisor Award 2002
  • BSOS Outstanding Advisor Award 2000
  • Recipient, Center for Teaching Excellence - "Teachers Who Have Made a Difference," 1991, 1993, 1994

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Professional Experience

Interim Assignments 

2013 to Present

  • Frostburg Village - Frostburg, MD
  • Envoy of Denton - Denton, MD
  • Gettysburg Health Care - Gettysburg, PA

Long Term Care Administration

1986 to 2012

  • Arlington West Nursing and Rehabilitation Center - Baltimore, MD
  • Daughters of Charity Nursing Center - Emmitsburg, MD
  • Fairhaven Retirement Community - Sykesville, MD
  • Evangelical Manor - Philadelphia, PA
  • Anabaptist Services Alliance - Harleysville, PA
  • The United Methodist Home - Topeka, KS
  • Mennonite Friendship Manor, Inc. - Hutchinson, KS

Pastoral Work

1982 to 1986
  • Stahl Mennonite Church - Hollsopple, PA
  • Hospital Administration - 1973 to 1978
  • La Junta Medical Center - La Junta, CO

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana - 1973
  • Master of Divinity - Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, Kentucky, 1982
  • Graduate work Business Administration - Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas - 1999

Community Service

  • Memorial Gardens Apartments - 2006 to Present, Baltimore, MD
    • Board MemberTreasurer
    • HUD Housing (Section 202) structure in Baltimore City
  • Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Crisis Center - 1989 to 1993, Hutchinson, KS
    • Board President
  • Hospice of Reno County - 1989 to 1992, Hutchinson, KS
    • Board Secretary
  • Windber Hospice - 1982 to 1986, Johnstown, PA
    • Primary Care Giver
  • Mennonite Voluntary Service - 1978 to 1980

H. Ray Rice

Horatio Rice was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Ray, as he is known by his friends and family, attended Carver Vocational Technical High School majoring in Electronics. Upon graduation in June 1966, he worked briefly for MTD Research and Development Company. After having been drafted in the U.S. Army, Ray served 2-years in the Army Corp of Engineers while stationed in Okinawa, Japan.

Honorably discharged in 1970, Ray returned to Baltimore and furthered his education as an Electrical Engineer enrolling in courses at RETS College of Technology, Baltimore City Community College, then Morgan State College. For 34-years Ray was employed in elevator construction for various companies throughout the tristate area retiring from Elevator Union Local #7 as a lead mechanic.


On May 30, 2014 Ray married Rose Marian Gee and together they parent four children, Howard, Raeshio, A’lise, and Roderick. As the go-to-guy for his entire family, Ray unselfishly gives his time, talent, and resources without hesitation. Dedicated to hard work, Ray is currently affiliated with Adams Chapel A.M.E. Church and holds the position of Trusty Pro-Tem. He is the founder and facilitator of the New Way of Life Ministry; he sponsors and mentors individual in the NA program; and is an active member of the Westside Social Club. An artist, Ray started his own company called Rays of Light specializing in stained glass artistry.


Horatio Rice is a man who loves his family, his community, the Lord. His teachings and leadership skills are complimentary as they are rooted in his spirituality and guided by his passion.

Madeline Coxson – Board Member

Ms. Madeline Coxson is an ordained minister with thirty plus years of experience in high-level executive supervision and support roles. Ms. Coxson has performed in professional mid-level management positions with excellent organizational and communication skills.

Professional Background

Ms. Coxson has served as an Administrative Officer II/Administrator I for the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services for thirteen years prior to retiring.


She was responsible for performing all duties as they related to legislative audits of agencies and/or units within the Department to include reviewing legislative audit discussion notes and responses to ensure completeness, accuracy, and clarity. Ms. Coxson advised agency officials in reference to administrative practices, policies and procedures as they related to the scope of legislative audit activities. She was responsible for planning and executing the full range of internal and external audits, inspections, and administrative investigations, including finance and compliance, management analysis, economy/efficiency, information technology, and program/operational results.


Ms. Coxson also served as an Administrative Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, Division of Development and Alumni Relations where she specialized in providing administrative support to two Executive Directors in the University's fundraising departments.


Educational Background

BBA: Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude, Strayer University; Living Word Ministries Cathedral, Academic Achievement Award: Business Administration; Living Word Ministries Cathedral, Certificate of Recommitment: Pastoral; Maranatha Bible College, Certificate of Completion Diploma: Christian Administration; Living Word Bible College Diploma: Biblical Studies.

Robert F. “Boyce” Dashiell – Board Member

Of Counsel/Attorney at Law

Mr. Dashiell began his legal career by serving as a staff attorney within the Appellate Court Branch Office of the General Counsel to the National Labor Relations Board in the District of Columbia from June 1973 until July 1975.

Robert joined Harris Jones & Malone, LLC from the Office of Robert Fulton Dashiell, Esquire, P.A. Mr. Dashiell’s practice is concentrated in labor law, real estate development, government procurement, construction law, general corporate law, civil litigation, and business finance. Mr. Dashiell is regarded as an expert in Baltimore City procurement matters, in connection with which he has made numerous appearances before the Board of Estimates over the last 26 years.


Before establishing his own firm, Dashiell was a partner with the law firms of Cummings and Dashiell (1993-1996), Cummings, Smith, and Dashiell (1991-1993) and Wartzman, Omansky, Blibaum & Simmons, P.A. (1986-1991). During his time with Wartzman, Omansky, Blibaum & Simmons he served as a lobbyist for Philip Morris USA, Inc. He was of counsel to the firm of Shapiro and Olander between April 1985 and July 1986. Previously, Dashiell was a partner at Singleton, Dashiell & Robinson, P.A. from August 1975 until April 1985, where he focused on major real estate development projects. During this time, he was also one of the three founding members of the Maryland Minority Contractors Association in 1979 and assisted in the creation and organization of several of the community development corporations located in Baltimore City.


Education

  • Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD (B.A., 1970)
  • Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (J.D., 1973)
  • Admitted to Practice in the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania



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