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 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 and is currently a member of the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) 1st Emerging Leaders Academy.

BCCOA Board of Directors

Mr. John Calmese

Mr. Larry Harkins

Mrs. Beverly Johnson

Attorney Helen Morris, Board Attorney

Administrative & Support Team

Dashika Austin

Operations Supervisor/Coordinator (Jackson location)

Sherita Craig*

Call Center Supervisor

Tammie Dawkins*, PASS

Bookkeeper/Operations Manager

Emma Devine

Office Manager (Hollandale Location)

Ruby Carter-Dotson, PASS

Lead Driver Supervisor

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