Claudette Macey has a track record of over 40 years of impeccable
leadership. She is currently the Executive Director and Chief Executive
Officer of Fort Greene Council, Inc., one of Brooklyn's nonprofit Black
agencies, providing services to over 1500 seniors, children, and families
Born in Guyana, South America, Claudette started teaching as a "Pupil Teacher'' at the tender age of 15. She obtained her teacher's certification from Guyana Teacher's Training College. Since then, her life has been one of service where she has been a strong advocate for the underserved in her community. Claudette not only holds the accolades of being a teacher, but that of a grassroots Social Worker. She is a New York State Certified Social Worker, with both her Bachelor’s and Master's Degrees from Adelphi University in Long Island. She also holds an Associate Degree in Business Management and Sales from New York Technical College in Brooklyn. Ms. Macey, as she is primarily called, is a fair, fierce, feisty, and fearless leader. She is highly respected among the people she has jurisdiction over within Fort Greene Council and Brooklyn communities. Under her leadership at Fort Greene Council, Inc., she has held multiple positions including: Teacher at Young Minds Day Care Center, Program Coordinator for Atlantic Terminal Senior Center, and a Social Worker at Bedford Day Care Center. One of the longest positions held in the agency, which Ms. Macey fondly held from 1993 to 2004 and readied her for her current role, was as Director of Christopher Bienman Senior Center. In 2004, Claudette Macey assumed leadership of Fort Greene Council, Inc., continuing the legacy and mission of the organization’s founder, Dr. Sam Pinn. She now provides oversight and leadership to 13 Senior Centers, 1Day Care Center, 1 After School program and over 150 staff. Claudette has one daughter, the apple of her eye and a source of great pride. In her spare time, Ms. Macey loves to cook and travel, and enjoys event planning and decorating. She is also extremely meticulous in whatever she sets forth to do. Claudette likes to have fun and a good time.