The MCA Executive Director provides operational and visionary leadership to MCA, and reports to the Board of Directors. An experienced management team provides comprehensive direction and leadership covering every program and employee in this multi-faceted, diverse agency. Department Heads manage MCA programs. Center Supervisors oversee operations in 19 Head Start Centers and 10 Community Services Centers.

Executive Director - Elige Jones


Board Chairman- Rev. James Marshall

Management Team

  • Emma Prince, Assistant Executive Director/Internal Auditor
  • Arnita Diamond, Special Projects/Public Relations Coordinator
  • Kevin Allen, Executive Secretary
  • Harold Banks, Operations, Head Start
  • Shonna Bowers, Payroll/Benefits Coordinator
  • Janet Buckley, Director, Head Start
  • Paul Clausell, IT/Compliance Officer
  • Julia James, Administrative Asst., Head Start
  • Linda Marshall, Community Services Manager
  • Harry McGadney, Housing/Inventory Coordinator
  • Angelo Miller, Human Resources Manager
  • Tim Reed, Operations
  • Tracy Rhodes, Facilities/Weatherization Manager
  • B. Michael Schulz, MBA, CPA, Fiscal Manager, click here https://app.box.com/s/4iv8lohg03zhlp1ghxxk for Fiscal Staff 
  • LaKeisha Williams, Administrative Asst., Community Services

Board of Directors


  • Chair--Rev. James B. Marshall
  • Vice Chair—Rev. Dr. Freda Henderson
  • Secretary—Ms. Hazel Fournier
  • Treasurer—Ms. Catherine Ward    
Public Sector Representatives

  •  Mr. Gerald Alfred--Mayor's Office, City of Prichard
  •  Ms. Mamie Allen—City of Citronelle
  •  Ms Shayla Beaco-Mayor's Office City of Mobile
  •  Ms. ReMigia Coleman—Mobile Co. Dept of Human Resources
  •  Hon. Ossia Edwards—Prichard City Council
  •  Ms. Hazel Fournier—Mobile County Public Schools
  •  Hon. Jeanette McGaskill—Town of Mt. Vernon
  •  Hon. Carl Simpson—Washington County Commission
  •  Mr. Bill Smith—Mobile County Commission

Low Income Sector Representatives

  • Ms. Edna Brown--Mt. Vernon Area V
  • Rev. Richmond Chaney—Washington County
  • Rev. Mildred Horn—Wilmer Area VI 
  • Ms. Diane Jordan---Northside Area I, II
  • Ms. Velma Maharaj—Hillsdale Area VI 
  • Ms. Bernadette Rothschild-- Maysville Area III
  • Ms. Carolyn Thompson—South Mobile County
  • Ms. Eva W. Thompson—Citronelle Area V
  • Ms. Catherine Ward—Prichard Area IV

Private Sector Representatives

  • Ms. Leevones Fisher—Bay Area Coalition for Women
  • Dr. James Gordon—Alabama Pain & Injury Clinic
  • Mr. Wayman Grant—Mobile Housing Board
  • Rev. Dr. Freda Henderson—Mt. Vernon Ministerial Alliance
  • Deundria Moorer—MCA Head Start Policy Council
  • Mr. George Levins—Regions Bank
  • Rev. James Marshall—Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
  • Ms. Michelle Parson—Mobile Area Education Foundation
  • Mr. Bo White—PNC Bank