C. Andre Daniels
C. Andre Daniels is a member of the NPTA Board of Directors and Chair of the National PTA Resource Development committee. At the recent National PTA Convention in Austin Texas Andre' was awarded the prestigious 2014 Excellence in Advocacy Award by United States Army ROTC Cadet Command commanded by Major General Combs headquartered at Fort Knox Kentucky. Recently Andre' was appointed to represent National PTA to the Department of the Army's Strengthening Americas Youth Committee (SAY). The Strengthening America’s Youth (SAY) Leadership Committee was established in 2010 to bring together a group of action-oriented leaders and organizations whose primary mission is to support and advance the success of students and young people across the United States. The committee participates in vigorous discussion and information-sharing about the challenges facing the Nation’s youth including the crisis in education, childhood obesity, and workforce readiness. Additionally this past summer Andre' was awarded the coveted Rotarian of The Year Award, by the Rotary Club of Willingboro New Jersey for humanitarian, civic and community involvement.
Mr. Daniels presently serves National PTA as an elected At-Large Board member serving his second 2 year term and Chairs the Resource Development Committee and has traveled extensively as a National Service Representative representing National PTA to State PTA conventions around the country to include this summers Western States CLASS Conference 2014 in Bismark North Dakota. Additionally Andre formerly was a member of the Field Service Committee, At-Large Member National Council of States, Youth Involvement and Membership Committees as well as an inaugural NJPTA delegate to the first Emerging Minority Conference in Detroit. Andre served as Chair of NJPTA’s Legislative Activities Committee for 7 years and also served as a member of Long Range Planning, Resolutions and the newly formed Common Core Curriculum Standards Initiative Committee and the Internal Audit Committee. Former committee membership includes Procedures and Bylaws, NJPTA Delegate to NPTA Convention 2006, and served as the first Chair of NJPTA's Male Involvement Initiative and founder of NJPTA PRIDE Initiative (Participation & Responsibility Involves Dad's Everywhere). Mr. Daniels has also served his local PTA as It’s President led the Westampton PTA in winning 7 State Awards and has also served as Chair of the Ways and means Committee for Burlington County Council PTA.
His life of service and commitment to Country and Community began as a United States Air Force Veteran who served honorably and with commendation during Desert Shield/Storm has prepared him to be not only an advocate for children and youth but a civil servant to the community at large. As an elected official, it is his personal belief that service and duty to community is a privilege born out of our responsibility as American Citizens who enjoy rich freedoms paid by the men and women who have served and continue to serve our Country and Community. While stationed at Tyndall AFB and McGuire AFB. Mr. Daniels’ was very involved in community outreach efforts and was president of the Airman’s Action Committee as well as a member of the coveted Honor Guard detail receiving General officer endorsements on his Airmen Performance Evaluation reports as well as an AF Commendation Medal and many Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force and Air War Weapons Center recognitions.
After being discharged for medical reasons in 1991 he worked for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as manager of Supply Processing and Distribution, The City of Philadelphia as a Procurement Specialist, State Representative W. Curtis Thomas of the 181st Legislative District in Philadelphia. In 1994 he was diagnosed with FSGS Focal Segmental Glomeruli Sclerosis and was told one day he would need dialysis. After several efforts to save his kidneys he eventually went on dialysis. During those long painful sessions over 4 ½ years he made a promise that if he ever had an opportunity to receive a transplant he would make the most of it. Faith in God and the hope and opportunity of medical science he was blessed with a kidney transplant on June 10, 2002. Seven days after being released from the hospital he got a call that his daughter forgot her lunch and as fate would have it he drove to her school still fresh from surgery where he was simply asked by a parent, “Would you consider volunteering for PTA?” He credits that moment as a pivotal point in his life where he began his life journey to repay the debt and blessing borne from his opportunity at a second chance at life. Andre' is the former Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington County having attained the designations of Youth Development and Management Professional from The Academy of Boys and Girls Club Professionals. In addition to those listed Mr. Daniels serves on a host of other statewide and national boards and committees.
C. Andre Daniels has proudly served his community as a Committeeman/Councilman since 2009 after being elected to 2 terms as a member of the Westampton Township School Board earning the designation of Certificated Board Member. In addition he was appointed to serve as a member of the NJ SBA Legislative Committee serving the 7th Legislative District as an Alternate and also served as an active member of the Burlington County School Boards Association. He was honored to have chaired the Student Affairs & Community Relations, Policy and Legislative committees and have also served as a member of the Buildings and Grounds committee. Andre’ is also a proud Rotarian having received a Paul Harris Fellowship Award in 2009, in addition to being awarded a Vocational Service Award by The Willingboro Club in June 2011. Andre’ served as President of the Willingboro Rotary Club for the year 2011-2012 and is a graduate of The Rotary Leadership Institute and also is a Trustee of Rotary District 7500 Gift of Life Committee. Presently Mr. Daniels serves Burlington County as a Board Trustee to BCCAP Burlington County Community Action Program and sits on the Burlington County Gang Prevention Task Force chaired by Sheriff Jean Stansfield and the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs Committee and the YMCA of Burlington & Camden Counties as an Advisory Board Member.
He is a retired, 100% disabled Persian Gulf Veteran who has been proudly married to his wife Celestine T. Daniels for 32 years. They have six children and 7 grandchildren and have resided for the last 18 years in the Westampton Township community.