Fantastic Father Nominee: Dr. Macheo Payne

Macheo Payne


Name: Dr. Macheo Payne

City, State: Oakland, CA

Occupation: Training Director/Professor

Number of Children: 2

Why He’s Such a Great Father: Macheo is an incredible role model who puts family first.  Every day you will find him reading, playing, sharing, building, talking, teaching and cooking with and for our sons. No matter how busy he is saving the world he always makes time to support them in all of their endeavors.

How He Helps Others in His Community: Macheo works with vulnerable/at-risk youth helping them process trauma from violence and poverty and trains other to support ALL children and families from an assets-based perspective.


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