Director of Operations
M. Dixon is Director of Operations for the National Association
of African Americans for Positive Imagery (NAAAPI), a national
non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
NAAAPI has as its mission the mobilization of African American
communities throughout the United States in the promotion
of positive self-determination and good health. Since its
inception in 1992, much of NAAAPI's focus has been in the
prevention of tobacco use and alcohol abuse.
brings to her position nearly a quarter-century of work in
non-profit senior level management. Most of her work has been
with organizations that serve low-income, disadvantaged and
minority populations with housing, employment and training,
and skill development. She is the responsible for authoring
and subsequently managing the City of Philadelphia's $5-million
Dislocated Workers Project - the first such in the Nation.
to joining NAAAPI, Dixon was Director of Emergency Services
of the South Eastern Division of the American Red Cross. In
that position, Dixon managed hundreds of paid and unpaid staff
out-stationed at locations throughout the 5-county Philadelphia
region as they responded to fires, floods and other disasters.
In that capacity, Ms. Dixon regularly testified before City
council and was featured in various media venues.
also served as Vice President of Opportunities Industrialization
Center (OIC) in Philadelphia, the flagship operation of several
hundred job training centers throughout the world. As such,
Dixon directed and managed employment projects funded with
federal, state, local, corporate and foundation funding.
coming to NAAAPI, Dixon has been responsible for ensuring
that NAAAPI's infrastucture adhered to the strictest standards
of non-profit accountability. As Director, she has authored
grants that have thus far, gained more than $1 million in
revenues. Her most recent direction of projects includes the
NAAAPI Community Partners' Program that provided tobacco and
alcohol advocates with grants that allowed them to expand
and enhance health education initiatives within their communities.
Currently, Dixon is coordinating NAAAPI's first membership
drive, restructuring the board of directors and creating operations
other key accomplishments include executive directorship of
Trevor's Campaign, a nationally recognized non-profit agency
that attended to the homeless. She also served as Director
of the Women's Enterprise Resource Center, that assists low-income
women start business enterprises as an alternative to traditional
has earned the achievement of being highly recognized as a
professional who has the abilities to streamline operations,
identify and cultivate financial resources, interface with
public and private entities, develop Executive Boards and
initiate and manage innovative programming.
has a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Fairleigh Dickinson
University and national honors from Phi Epsilon. Her graduate
coursework has included both organizational development and
business practices at the Wharton School of the University
of Pennsylvania. In her home community of Yeadon, Pennsylvania,
she is active with nonprofit groups that prioritize children.
Board memberships have included Head Start (Little Neighborhood
Centers), the Youth First Charter School, Precision Marketing,
Art Sanctuary and the Delaware County Revitalization Program.
Ms. Dixon is also founder of a Book Club that inspires young
people to read and has a son who is an engineering major in