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Mark B. Lawson, President & CEO

Mark Byron Lawson, Esq. is the President/CEO of the Community Action Agency.  Mark has a passion for working with the underserved in our community.  Prior to joining CAA, Mark was a Managing Attorney of Consumer Law at the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio. He served on CAA’s Board of Directors for 18 years and 12 years as the Board President.  Mark is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati, Class 37, and is currently a member of Leadership Action, Class 4. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from Xavier University and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati.



Renee Daniel
Vice President Early Childhood Education
513.569.1840 ext. 1870


Dr. Ebony Griggs-Griffin
Vice President Community Services
513.569.1840 ext. 1037


Nikki Williams
Chief of Staff & Vice President of Community Relations
513.569.1840 ext. 1022


Willie Hill
Executive Director of GCMI
513.569.4816 ext. 2442


Alisa Poe
VP of Organizational Development


Stephanie Phelps
Vice President, Human Resources
513.569.1840 ext. 1129


Erik Thomas
Vice President, Career Pathways
513.569.1840 X2417


Katie Smiddy
Chief Financial Officer, Finance