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Community Action Agency Board

The Community Action Agency Board is an advisory board to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners that helps guide the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of Community Service Block Grant programs, as well as other programs administered by the Community Action and Human Services Department.

The board also advises the County on issues and causes of poverty and revitalization of low-income communities by empowering individuals and families to be self-sufficient.

The board of directors is comprised of 45 members from the following bodies:

  • 15 members representing Miami-Dade County's Mayor, Board of County Commissioners and the City of Miami Mayor.
  • 16 members elected through a democratic process to represent identified low-income communities.
  • 14 members representing community stakeholders in the areas of business, industry, labor, religion, law enforcement, social welfare and education.
  • Board Members

      • Dr. William Zubkoff, Chair
      • Dr. Joyce Price, 1st Chair
      • Richard Brown-Morilla, 2nd Vice Chair
      • Derrick L. Williams, 3rd Vice Chair
      • Com, Marie Birts, Secretary
      • Courtney Omega, Assistant Secretary
      • Alvin W. Roberts, Parliamentarian
      • Keith Carswell, Treasurer
      • Marie France Nicolas, Head Start Policy Council Chair
      • Elaine Adderly
      • Zelalem Adefris
      • Deena Alberto
      • Lis-Marie Alvarado
      • Nick Alvarez
      • Diana Brown
      • Dr. Santarvis Brown
      • Elijah Dukes
      • Jorge Ferrer
      • Kenneth Forbes
      • Sharon Frazier-Stephens
      • Michael G. Fresco Sr.
      • Bereatha Howard
      • Com. Dorothy Johnson
      • Gloria Joseph
      • Maurice L. Kemp
      • Marissa Lindsey
      • Francesca Menes
      • Larry Williams
      • Marjorie York
      • Regina Grace
      • Edwin Beaty Marlowe
      • Travis Stokes
      • Sharonda Glover
      • Cristina Mas
      • Charlotte Cassel
      • Ellis Canty
      • Dr. Melissa Nova
      • Dr. Cathia Darling
      • Natalie Robinson Bruner
      • Kelly Valle

    Emeritus Members

      • James Fayson (deceased)
      • Rev. Wilfred McKenzie (deceased)
      • Lillie Williams
  • Committees

    The Executive Committee is comprised of officers of the CAA Board and the chairs of the standing committees. The Committee monitors, assesses and makes recommendations to the full board on action items from the standing committees.

    • Dr. William Zubkoff, Board Chair
    • Dr. Joyce Price, 1st Vice/Executive Committee Chair
    • Richard Brown-Morilla, 2nd Vice Chair
    • Derrick L. Williams, 3rd Vice Chair
    • Marie Birts, Secretary
    • Courtney Omega, Assistant Secretary
    • Keith Carswell, Treasurer
    • Alvin W. Roberts, Parliamentarian
    • Marie France Nicolas, Head Start Policy Council Chair
    • Dorothy Johnson, Youth Initiative Chair
    • Marjorie York, At-Large
    • Francesca Menes, At-Large

    Standing Committees

    • Executive Committee
      Dr. Joyce Price, Chair
    • Advocacy Committee
      Marie Birts, Chair
    • Ad hoc Committee
      TBD
    • Finance and Resource Development Committee
      Keith Carswell, Chair
    • Youth Initiative Committee
      Dorothy Johnson, Chair

Meeting Calendar

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