TRACY MAXWELL HEARD, Executive Director

“You will never be successful with diversity and inclusion until you master cultural competence.”

Tracy Maxwell Heard

Tracy Maxwell Heard is the Executive Director of Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC, Inc.). MACC’s mission is to implement cultural competence concepts and tools into policies and programs across systems, organizations and businesses. It serves the state of Ohio as a non-profit leader identifying barriers and offering and implementing solutions to health care access, employment, and equity in all sectors.


Heard is a visionary and is seizing this opportunity to take MACC into an unprecedented opportunity for growth in this challenging time of discord but also openness and consideration of a better way. Heard has already made strides and forged partnerships with political candidates, government agencies as well as the corporate sector.


She has an extensive background in leadership roles.  She is the former Minority Leader in the Ohio House of Representatives having given eight years of legislative service. In her professional life, she has served as a regional corporate sales manager to card carrying UAW member, news anchor and non-profit executive director.  Her strength is in transformational leadership and organizational development.  Building strong teams and measurable, impactful growth is her sweet spot.


She has been commended on numerous occasions with awards and national recognition for her work including having been bestowed an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for her collective body of work in the Ohio legislature by Wilberforce University.




Jordan Bare currently serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence, Inc. Through his role, he serves as an integral component of internal staff support by coordinating training requests, handling invoices, documentation of evaluations, and collecting data for program improvement.

Jordan graduated with an Associates degree in Business Management from Columbus State in the Spring of 2018. In the Spring of 2019, he will graduate with his Bachelors's degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.


Janie E. Bailey, ACSW, LISW-S, LICDC-S, retired President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Columbus Area Integrated Health Services Inc. (aka Columbus Area, Inc) has a thirty-five-year history of clinical and management experiences in the social service field.  Ms. Bailey began her career in 1967 as a social worker in Philadelphia, Pa. working with foster children, their parents/families, and adoptive parents.  She is a graduate from Florida A&M University (FAMU) earning a B.A. degree in Sociology and a minor in social work.  She received her Masters Degree in 1972 from the University of Pennsylvania and continued honing her clinical and leadership skills through a variety of postgraduate training including Leadership Columbus.  She has taught on the college level as a visiting professor at both Central State University and The Ohio State University teaching undergraduates and graduate-level students respectively.

Since retirement, she is serving as a volunteer on multiple community non-profit social service organizations as well as several national civic and social organizations.  Janie and her husband are the proud parents of two adult sons and three wonderful grandchildren.


Board Chair

THE MACC BOARD - Not Pictured

Yvonne Jackson | Secretary | Personnel Committee Chair


Cynthia T. Scott | Finance Committee Chair


Bhuwan Pyakurel


Ron Betz


Maude Hill


Dr. J.S. Jindal

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