Mesha Mainor is a GA licensed physical therapist practicing 20 yrs after receiving her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at Howard University. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Human Services with a Nonprofit Leadership specialization. Her career is expansive and includes all aspects of human services. Her doctoral education has grown her love of policy, nonprofit collaborative strategies, community development, organization capacity development, and implementation of executive board development.
Her professional experience includes being the former Speech Writer to the U.S. Assistant Surgeon General, Dr. Helene Gayle, on public health challenges; creating Little Voyages, an immersion preschool teaching children foreign languages and art culture by native speakers; creating Junior Business League teaching youth entrepreneurship and personal finance; and leading Emory Healthcare initiatives in Outpatient Rehabilitation.
On January 2, 2019, Mesha stepped down from her position as Center Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation at Emory Healthcare to run for the Atlanta City Council District 3 seat. Her heart and spirit have told her that civic leadership is her next journey. Not afraid of tomorrow, but led by her faith, her goal is to change her community and get resources that have been misappropriated by leaders for the past 50 years.
Her passion, has always been to serve. She was recruited by Emory for her experience in business management and entrepreneurship, public servant leadership, and skills as a compassionate results-oriented physical therapist known throughout Atlanta and suburbs. She can no longer stand by and let her community be neglected. Her strengths are the ability to collaborate across diverse organizational platforms, engage people on-on-one, think creatively to solve problems, and to use her skills and knowledge from doctorate studies to execute servant leadership principles for Atlanta residents.
#1: The PEOPLE and their VOICE
Creating Neighborhoods with Homes (not just houses)