Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority

Fulton Atlanta Community
Action Authority


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Meet Our Leadership Team

Our team is composed of an incredibly talented and dedicated group of individuals who faithfully serve their communities as champions, advocates, and community servants. As an organization, we are passionate about service and committed to advancing our mission. Leading the way are an inspiring group of leaders. Meet them now.

Meet Our President/CEO
Dr. Howard W. Grant

For the past 30 years, Dr. Grant has humbly served the Atlanta community as a scholar-practitioner in the field of urban policy, governance, and administration. As a faculty member at Atlanta Metropolitan College, he taught American Government and Comparative Politics. He also taught at Clark Atlanta University in the Department of Political Science where he led the Urban Politics, Government and Public Policy concentrations.

Additionally, Dr. Grant served as the Senior Vice President of Governmental, External Affairs and Human Development with the Atlanta Housing (AH). At AH, he was responsible for collaborating with various levels of the community, including elected officials, and civic leaders to identify and implement strategic partnerships focused on homelessness, affordable housing and support services.

Prior to joining AH, Dr. Grant held a senior role while serving as the Executive Director of the Atlanta Board of Education for 15 years. He supported the governance, operations, and administration of the Board of Education and worked to ensure that the Board and the school system’s mission, programs, and policies were cohesively presented to all stakeholders. Moreover, Dr. Grant has worked with the Atlanta Regional Commission, and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, in addition to serving on several boards in Atlanta. He holds doctorate and master’s degrees from Clark Atlanta University and an undergraduate degree from Morehouse College.

“I am honored for this opportunity to lead the FACAA team, and I am truly looking forward to being an integral part of the movement on poverty in the City of Atlanta and Fulton County with other like missioned organizations,” said Dr. Grant. “The long history of helping individuals get the needed access to resources defines FACAA’s reputation, and my personal and professional purpose.”
Dr. Howard W. Grant
Meet Our Founder
Dr. Joyce Dorsey

For more than three decades, Dr. Dorsey championed the cause of the disadvantaged and served as President/CEO of the Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority. During her tenure, she was instrumental in the evolution of FACAA’s operating model which has provided services to more than one million residents.