About Moses Dixon
Moses Dixon is a community and economic development advocate that has dedicated much of his education and time towards interdisciplinary collaboration in the nonprofit sector. Working in the interest of aiding the underprivileged and struggling communities throughout Massachusetts and the east coast in general. With hands-on experience with veteran’s groups, diversity initiatives, and government relations (local, state, and federal)
Over the years, Moses Dixon has held many different positions, from being a Legislative Fellow with the United States Senate Diversity Initiative to serving the office of Senator Harry Reid.
Moses Dixon has obtained several certificates and degrees over the years. He attended Howard University in D.C., where he received a B.A. in Political Science. He then went to Morehouse School of Medicine at the David Satcher Health Leadership Institute in Atlanta. He also attended Clark University, where he earned his M.A. in Community Development and Planning. He recently graduated from the State University of Binghamton, where he received a doctorate in Community and Public Affairs.
Moses Dixon is currently the CEO of the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging. The Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging is an organization driven to create a better quality of life for elders and caregivers. Their focus is on central Massachusetts, but their work has the potential to travel farther.
Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, Inc, May 2019 – Present
President & CEO
Provide leadership and overall management to the Agency; utilizing policies set by the Board of Directors and sound management principles. Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging (CMAA) is the largest, both geographically (1,500 sq. mi. in 61 municipalities) and numerically (over 130,000 elders) of the twenty -three area agencies on aging (AAA) in the services access points (or ASAPs, once known as home care corporations) as well as 61 Councils on Aging and Senior Centers, and dozens of human service providers to build the capacity of the entire elder service system. CMAA also works in cooperation with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration on Aging, an agency of the Administration for Community Living.
Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center, Inc., May 2014 – December 2014
Moses Dixon drafted and reviewed healthcare related grants and submitted proposals to the Local, State and Federal Governments and provided research for Healthcare related policies and attended healthcare policy conferences on behalf of the agency
Centro (Last Americas) Inc., June 2015 – July 2017
Legislative Affairs & Community Relations Coordinator
Moses Dixon worked in collaboration with the President and CEO developed and managed CENTRO, INC strategy for strengthening relationships with elected officials and government agencies and increasing their understanding of and support for CENTRO, supervised staff, interns and volunteers, planned budget for government relations activities within CENTRO, INC budget. Here, he worked with the board leadership to identify priority legislative and government relations issues for CENTRO. Communicated and advocated CENTRO, INC priorities to local, regional, state and national elected officials and staff, and monitored legislation and policy activities, updates and advises leadership and staff about relevant policy proposals and actions, and worked with staff to analyze potential impacts on CENTRO, INC.
Massachusetts House of Representatives, January 2013 – May 2014
Moses Dixon was a Legislative Aide to Representative Mary S. Keefe from the 15th Worcester District (Majority-Minority) District, where he managed day-to-day office functions, including keeping detailed appointment schedules
and coordinating all office contacts, supervised staff, interns, and managed all correspondence with constituents in a timely manner. All while conducting legislative and general research for the representative drafting, filing, and tracking legislation and budget items, meeting with constituents, legislators and staff, and advocates recruiting and supervising interns drafting constituent letters, press releases, and letters to other government officials
Veterans Inc., December 2014 – June 2015
Moses Dixon was a case Management: Assisted Homeless Veterans in moving into permanent housing. Provides advocacy, client education, and crisis management when necessary to prevent housing disruption. Here he supervised and worked with two staff members on the wrap-around HUD VASH rental voucher program. and provided outreach: Develop and maintain network of landlords who are interested in leasing housing to Homeless veterans and their families. Develop and manage referral networks and linkages with housing and resource service providers, homeless service providers, employment service providers, veterans’ service providers, veterans’ service organizations, municipal veteran service officers, Veterans Affairs (VA), and others as appropriate.
United States Senate, September 2009 – November 2010
Legislative Fellow to United States Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid
Moses Dixon served the personal Office of US Senator Harry Reid with focus on Planning and Development, digested Senate Committee Hearings: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, Pensions, and managed correspondence with constituents via email, phone, and letters in response to the Affordable Care Act & other issues
Public Guardian Services, August 2020 – August 2021
Member Board of Directors
Public Guardian Services provides guardianship and conservatorship services to Massachusetts residents in Suffolk and Plymouth Counties who are decisionally impaired and for who no other suitable person is available to serve. When possible, we serve indigent, incapacitated persons as guardian, conservator or other fiduciary of last resort.
Doctor of Philosophy, PhD – Community & Public Affairs
Dissertation: Black College Closure, Economic and Social Impacts on a Community: The Case of Concordia College, Selma, Alabama
Bachelor of Arts – BA – Political Science
Concentration in Community Development & Planning
Master of Arts – MA – Community Development & Planning
Concentration: Neighborhood Revitalization
Thesis: A Strategic Overview of The Proposed Slots Parlor in The City of Worchester Massachusetts Green Island Area 2012-2013
Certificate: Community Youth Worker
Morehouse School of Medicine
Certificate – Community Health Leadership