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Robin Davis
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Communications Manager

Media Advisory
News Date: August 11, 2020

Maureen L. Stapleton hired as CelebrateOne Executive Director

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced today that Maureen L. Stapleton will serve as Executive Director for CelebrateOne, the city’s initiative to reduce infant mortality. Stapleton currently serves as President of Community Enterprises LLC and has over 25 years of experience in organizational development, stakeholder and financial management, strategic innovation planning and community outreach.  She has spent her adult career successfully making organizations stronger and positively affecting people’s lives as a public servant and entrepreneur.  She will begin on September 8.

"Maureen’s varied professional experiences in local government, healthcare, education and the private sector make her uniquely qualified to continue to advance this important work,” said Mayor Ginther. “While we have seen progress in reducing infant mortality, CelebrateOne and its partners must be laser focused on reducing the racial disparity. Maureen’s understanding of human services, community outcomes and her career working on behalf of youth and families will be an asset to our work. I look forward to welcoming her to my Cabinet and our community.” 

Stapleton has spearheaded community development and long-range planning efforts for federal, state and local school districts and governments, including facilitating strategic plans for the County of Wayne, Michigan, US Forest Service Region 10, Columbus 20/20 and various school improvement plans. She has also served as legislative liaison for multiple clients and civic organizations in Michigan and Ohio.  In addition, she recently served as the Director of Community Partnerships for Central City Integrated Health, a federally qualified health center in Detroit.  She received her Bachelor of Science from Howard University and a Masters in Organizational Development and Change from Bowling Green State University. 

Maureen’s most recent civic engagements include serving on the Board of Directors of the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Lambda Pi Omega Chapter and Immediate Past President of the Links Inc., Great Lakes chapter. 

“CelebrateOne has a proven track record of success in reducing infant mortality. As a long-term government administrator, I am honored to lead this mayoral priority into its next chapter and look forward to building relationships with the many CelebrateOne partners.  I am enthusiastic to return closer to my government roots and am absolutely elated to relocate to and become part of a thriving city like Columbus,” said Stapleton.