Dr. David A. Allan-Matheson

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Dr. David A. Allan-Matheson
West Orange, New Jersey
Liberty Middle School PTA

Personal and Professional Information

  • Dr./LTC David Allan-Matheson is married to Hajnalka Allan-Matheson and is a girl dad to 3 wonderful little girls, Elizabeth Victoria (13), Olivia Viviana (10), and Julianna Sophia (3). He is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn, raised in Guyana, then in Queens, NY before graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2004. As a lifelong learner he holds graduate degrees from Troy University, Boston College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cornell University, a Doctor of Education from the University of Southern California and is a part-time Doctor of Philosophy candidate at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

  • David previously worked as a Fund Accounting Project Manager at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co; Global Commercial Innovation Leader at Johnson & Johnson; Global Director, Global Strategic Project Management Office at Catalent, Inc.; and is currently a Vice President of Global People Solutions at Lockton Companies focused on international health benefits launch across countries tied to global project management activities.

  • David has now served over 20 years in the active Army and United States Army Reserve (USAR) and is an Iraq War Combat Veteran. Over the last 5 years, David’s service as a Lieutenant Colonel in the USAR includes key leadership positions such as: Battalion Commander for a 700 personnel logistics organization located in Horsham, PA; the Head of Human Resources (Assistant Chief of Staff – G1) for a 6000 personnel logistics organization headquartered in Indianapolis, IN; Deputy Head of Supply Chain for a 7000 personnel intelligence organization headquartered at Fort Belvoir, VA; current role is the Deputy Reserve Commander for the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) in Charlottesville, VA with administrative responsibilities for over 300 Reservists across the U.S. 

PTA Involvement 

Current service includes:  

  • David is the current Vice President of Fundraising at Liberty Middle School (2023 – 2024) and is up for the President of the Liberty Middle School PTA in the next academic year (2024 – 2025).   

Previous service includes:  

  • David is the former President of the Edison Middle School (2022 – 2023). 

Community Involvement

  • Attends the West Orange Councils of Parents Teacher Association.

Honors and Awards

  • the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 5 Oak Leaves, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korea Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3),  Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (6), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Iraqi Campaign Medal – Combat Service. David holds the Demonstrated Master Logistician designation, Project Management Professional and Certified Supply Chain Professional Certifications.  

David Allan-Matheson

Candidate Narrative

Dr. David A. Allan-Matheson

As a proud parent, veteran, and PTA member, collective engagement, collaboration, responsiveness, and community are actions and states of being I firmly believe in.  My perspective is always prospective, one of vision for the best outcomes for those whom I serve as a servant leader. For as a servant leader, I care for the children, parents, and teachers who I have served in my community in different leadership roles. For I live by a central motto, “lead change and make a difference”, by enriching the lives of those I serve. Service is a cornerstone of the National PTA, in alignment with our universal and inclusive motto, “every child. one voice”. 

As an elected member of the NLRC, I intend with the team to support the recruitment of best-in-class PTA leaders. In concert with the team, I will harken to the defining principle of the National PTA, to promote leaders who will serve as the “conscience of the country on issues affecting children and youth”. Consequently, as a servant leader, I work with the NLRC team to nominate leaders of the organization who will advocate, lead, and champion values and initiatives that will transform the lives of children’s here in the U.S.  

Children with the support of their parents and teachers embody the literal lifeblood of our diverse and modernizing society – they are our future and as a servant leader, I will work with NLRC to promote leaders with this level of promise and belief in the human potential. Thus, as a member of the NLRC, I intend to serve in a manner that is honorable with the aim of elevating community and love of education as key drivers of endless possibilities for every child in America, no matter their background.