Ms. Chesney has served as chief operating officer of Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc. since October 2007. She has a 20 year background in Head Start. Prior to coming to MVCDC, Ms. Chesney worked as the Manager of Operations for the Head Start program with the Council on Rural Service Programs in Piqua, Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Morgan State University in Baltimore and a master’s degree in public administration from Wright State University. She serves on a number of local and state-wide advisory boards and associations. In addition, she was selected by the Governor’s Office to serve as a member of the Ohio School Funding Advisory Council as a representative and advocate for the early childhood community.