Executive Director's Corner

LaShonda McKinney, CCTM

LaShonda McKinney currently serves as the Executive Director of Bolivar County Council on Aging, Inc. (BCCOA). She has been employed with BCCOA for over 18 years. She is a Certified  Community Transit Manager and Drug and Alcohol Program Manager.

Her vision for BCCOA is to continue the legacy of the late Dr. J.Y. Trice by continuing to increase access to jobs, healthcare, education and community destinations which are vital to the quality of life and a lifeline for rural Mississippi communities. 

Ms. McKinney currently serves on the Mississippi Public Transit Association (MPTA) Board of Directors. She was named  MPTA Transit Manager of the Year in 2012. She is also a member of the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce, a 2003 Leadership Bolivar County Graduate. In addition, she is a member of the first 2017-2018 Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) Emerging Leaders Academy graduating class. The Mississippi Public Transit Association recognized her as the 2018  Charles R. Carr Leadership Award Recipient at their annual conference in November 2018.

BCCOA Board of Directors

Mr. John Calmese

Mr. Larry Harkins

Mrs. Beverly Johnson

Mr. Henry Alexander

Attorney Helen Morris, Board Attorney

Administrative & Support Team

Sherita Craig*

Call Center Supervisor

Tammie Dawkins*, PASS, CSSO

Bookkeeper/Operations Manager

Emma Devine

Office Manager (Hollandale Location)

Doris Green*, MBA

Mobility Manager

Mary Griffin*, CCTM, CSSO

Project Officer (Jackson Location)

Lisa Jones

NET Analyst (Jackson Location)

Daryeal Lewis


Wade Shepard, Jr. , VMMI, PASS


* Denotes Executive Management Team

Dr. J.Y. Trice Highway Dedication Ceremony