Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency Appoints New Interim CEO

August 6, 2018

ANNAPOLIS – The Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency, Inc. Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Dr. Charlestine R. Fairley as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Agency.
Dr. Fairley joins the agency after a more than 30 year career as a leader in higher education administration. Her career has included serving as an award-winning Dean with extensive administrative experience within institutions of higher education, secondary school systems, federal government agencies, community groups, international organizations, and nonprofit entities. She has been widely recognized for her service to the Anne Arundel County community as well as others where she has resided.
“Dr. Fairley is the consummate professional who significantly impacts any organization with which she has been affiliated. Her work on behalf of families in the Anne Arundel community is well-respected and is just what the Agency needs at this time,” stated Leslie N. Stanton, President of the Agency’s Board of Directors.
Fairley’s appointment is effective immediately.
About Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency, Inc.
For more than 50 years, Community Action has been empowering people by reducing poverty and building resilient communities throughout Anne Arundel County. Community Action achieves its mission
by administering quality services and programs benefitting low-income individuals and families. The Agency’s Early Head Start program supports the birth of healthy babies, positive parenting skills, and early childhood development; the Youth Services Bureau focuses on mental health/behavioral counseling and youth development; Empowerment Services offers assistance to families to help them avoid homelessness through foreclosure mitigation, eviction assistance, rental allowance program, emergency assistance, and first-time home buyers workshops; and Energy Assistance Services helps prevent utility shut offs, restores power, and establishes plans to pay ongoing energy bills.