Management Team: Maria Duvuvuei

Maria Duvuvuei is Director of Development and Communications for Community Legal Aid.

Maria came to Legal Aid in 2016. With over a decade of communications experience, her career has focused on organizational storytelling and shaping community narratives.

As Director of Development and Communications, she leads the organization’s public and media relations and fundraising efforts.

Prior to her role at Legal Aid, Maria worked in healthcare and higher education, primarily in internal communications, as well as in newspaper journalism. She is a regular presenter on advocacy communications and development.

Outside of her role at Legal Aid, Maria is a devoted mom and volunteer in her home community of Akron. She has volunteered with the Right to Housing Coalition, ACCESS homeless shelter, Project Rise, and Blessings in a Backpack. She has served on the board of several local non-profits and young professional organizations. She is a graduate of Heart to Heart Leadership’s Purposeful Leadership Program.

 Maria earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Kent State University, where she studied journalism, editorial planning, team communication, and cultural communication.