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Mark B. Lawson, President & CEO

The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) Board of Directors is honored to announce Mark B. Lawson as the Agency’s new President/CEO.  Mark currently serves as Managing Attorney of Consumer Law at the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, where he has worked for almost 20 years.

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. 

Mark was a member of CAA’s Board of Directors for 18 years, serving 12 of those as Board President. 

CAA administers the federal Head Start program, providing early childhood education to low-income children to help prepare them for a life of learning.  The Agency helps individuals acquire job skills, find employment, pay utility bills, and meet other basic needs as they work to become self-sufficient.  Thirty-five thousand families receive assistance every year through CAA.


Rachel Luckey
Director of Human Resources
513.569.1840 ext. 1129


Joan Proffitt
Director of Finance
513.569.1840 ext. 1011


Gwen Larkin-Cosby
Executive Assistant & Board Administrator
513.569.1840 ext. 1018


Verline Dotson
Head Start Administrative Director
513.569.1840 ext. 1025


Mason Gray
Director of Community Services
513.569.1840 ext. 1037


Nikki Williams
Director of Community Relations
513.569.1840 ext. 1022


Willie Hill
Executive Director of GCMI
513.569.4816 ext. 2442