Ms. Diann M Payne

Moss Point, Mississippi
United States

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Community & Civic Engagement
Racial Equity & Healing
Racism / Undoing Structural Racism


Diann is an established leader who facilitates the provision of a range of critical community services in her role as the executive director of the Jackson County Civic Action Committee. Diann recognizes that collaborating with other organizations and institutions is essential in order to create the biggest impact within the community. She is also a founding member of the Jackson County affiliate of Mission Mississippi, a racial reconciliation group committed to improving race relations in the state by forming relationships across racial and denominational lines. She brings to her cohort a passion for mentoring and connecting with the next generation of emerging leaders.