As the Executive Director of the ACLU of North Carolina, Chantal is committed to and passionate about developing authentic leadership that fosters an environment which catalyzes transformative work. Chantal worked in education for 20 years prior to joining the ACLU of North Carolina. She started her career with the Research Foundation for CUNY as a Special Project Coordinator followed by four years as the Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions Counseling at The City College of New York where she led recruitment and marketing initiatives related to enrollment and spearheaded the centralization of all scholarship programs at the college. Chantal left City College in to join A Better Chance as the National Director of Programs. At A Better Chance, she was responsible for the strategy, management, and growth of all program related initiatives nationally.
After a decade at A Better Chance, Chantal became the Executive Director of The GO Project and in 2017, Chantal joined Oliver Scholars first as the VP for Programs and Operations then as the Interim Chief Executive Officer until 2019. Before joining the ACLU of North Carolina in February 2020, Chantal tried out being an entrepreneur, running a small, one-woman consultancy, through which she worked with education focused nonprofit organizations on strategy, systems and process creation for finance, fundraising, Board development and programs.
Always an active member of her community, Chantal served as a Board Member of St. Mark the Evangelist School in Harlem, NY; For 13 years, she served as a volunteer fundraiser and Parent Chair for the Annual Fund of the Spence School and served as an Advisory Board Member of the National Partnership for Educational Access for 12 years. In January 2021, Chantal gave up her seat on the Vestry of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church and as an Advisory Board Member of St. Bartholomew’s Community Preschool, after a 4-year term. Since moving to North Carolina, Chantal has volunteered at local food pantries and with local voter protection efforts and she joined the Board of Student U in Durham, in June 2022.
Chantal holds a BA in Political Science and an MSEd in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College.