Nicole Wells Stallworth has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Center, a long-standing nonprofit that has advocated for Detroit-area children and families since 1929. Stallworth began her new role on July 10. Former CEO Debora Matthews stayed with the company post-retirement to provide support in the changeover. She spent nearly two decades of her career with The Children’s Center.
The Children’s Center Board of Directors CEO Search Committee felt Wells Stallworth’s two decades of leadership experience in issues related to equity and quality of life made her the ideal choice after a year-long, nationwide search. Her diverse expertise in nonprofit management, advocacy, child welfare and more positions her to lead the center into a new era.
Stallworth previously served as the executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan. As she takes the reins of The Children’s Center, she plans to continue building upon the momentum and legacy of the organization with a focus on the stability, success, and growth of families in the region.
In a conversation with host Stephen Henderson, Wells Stallworth shared her vision for the organization, expressing her commitment to shaping better futures and life outcomes for the community. She talked about her focus on children’s mental and emotional health, particularly addressing the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, she details The Children’s Center’s clinical services, which treat and help prevent behavioral, emotional, developmental and educational challenges in children and youth.
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