Board and Staff

Below is the list of all current board and staff.

Ranae Bartlett

Executive Director

Ranae Bartlett is an attorney and school board member for Madison City Schools. After developing a successful chess program at Rainbow Elementary, she wanted to provide a place for all students in Madison to grow and develop their chess skills. The idea for the Madison City Chess League was born. Ranae also has served on the State of Alabama Chess In Schools Task Force, and she writes articles for Chesskid.com. She is an advocate for chess instruction in schools and has been instrumental in developing chess programs and elective options for all students in Madison City Schools. Contact: mccl.director@gmail.com

Bradley Wallace

Board Member - President

Bradley Wallace is an avid chess dad. When not supporting chess, Bradley operates his two companies, PowerbookMedic.com, LLC and Gadget Doctors. Bradley also serves as webmaster for MCCL and built our latest website.

Pradipta Das

Board Member - Vice-President

Pradipta is an Engineer by profession and currently manages a product development team at Adtran. He is very supportive of MCCL and a chess dad. He loves to do Math during his free time.

Mollie Bounds

Board Member - Secretary

Mollie lives in Madison, AL with her husband, Kevin, and their three children: Alex (Bob Jones High School), Maggie (UAB), and Paige (UA). Mollie has been in eduction for 15 years. She taught at Columbia Elementary for nine years, Rainbow Elementary for two years, and worked in MCS central office for three years before changing gears to work for the Renaissance School in Athens, AL. She spends her free time with a nose in a book, creating art, watching Netflix, traveling, and hanging out with her family.

Rosi Rajbhandari

Board Member - Treasurer

Rosi Rajbhandari is a software/systems engineer and mother of two passionate chess girls. She believes in the benefits of kids learning chess to help them learn to focus, think ahead, make logical decisions, and build confidence. She has joined the Madison City Chess League to promote these benefits to young girls in the Madison community. She also serves as our Girls Chess Coordinator.

Will Stevenson

Monday Night Chess Coordinator

Will Stevenson is coach for the Rainbow Elementary chess team. He also runs our weekly Monday night chess program at Madison Library.

Jeanne Burch

Administrative Assistant

Jeanne Burch joins MCCL as an administrative assistant. She is a Madison parent of two graduates of Bob Jones High School. Jeanne helps set up and run tournaments, assists the Treasurer in daily bookkeeping and assists the Board as needed.

Rosi Rajbhandari

Girls Chess Coordinator

Coordinates activities that promote girls playing chess such as Girls Chess Night. Rosi Rajbhandari is a software/systems engineer and mother of two passionate chess girls. She believes in the benefits of kids learning chess to help them learn to focus, think ahead, make logical decisions, and build confidence. She has joined the Madison City Chess League to promote these benefits to young girls in the Madison community.

Jim Spanier

Scholastic Chess Coordinator

Coordinates activities involving all scholastic (K-12) chess players including Monday night meetings at the YMCA. Jim is originally from Canada and attended UAH on a hockey scholarship, and later served the program as an Assistant Coach. Jim now lives in the Huntsville / Madison area for over 30 years, and has worked for ADTRAN for several years - currently supporting its Services division as its Partner and Quality Manager. "I have served as a coach for various local sports organizations, and I very much enjoy working with our area youth. I learned to play chess from my grandfather, as a young child, and after being away from the game for some time, I have introduced my sons, William and Cole, to chess. I very much appreciate the opportunity to share the game with others - as it once was shared with me - and I am very excited to be working with Madison chess."

Bradley Denton

Chess Coach Coordinator

MCCL is pleased to announce that FM Bradley Denton has accepted the position of Chess Coach Coordinator. Bradley will be working with our MCCL coaches to help develop them as coaches and players. Bradley will lead periodic meetings with our MCCL coaches where they can share ideas and best practices and learn from each other. Bradley is the highest rated chess player in Alabama, and our entire organization will benefit greatly from his expertise.