Management Team: Maria Duvuvuei

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


Maria came to Legal Aid in 2016. As Director of Development and Communications, she oversees marketing, public relations, media relations, donor relations, fundraising, and community engagement for the eight counties in the organization's service area.


Prior to her role at Legal Aid, Maria was Communications Manager for Staff Engagement and Support at the Cleveland Clinic. Before joining the Clinic, Maria served as Strategy and Communications Coordinator for Academic Affairs at Kent State University.


Outside of her role at Legal Aid, Maria is an active volunteer in her home community of Akron. She volunteers at ACCESS homeless shelter and for the CASA program in Summit County. She also has served on the board of several local non-profits and young professional organizations and also has consulted with several local non-profits.


Maria earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Kent State University, where she studied journalism, editorial planning, team communication, and cultural communication. She has presented locally and nationally on nonprofit communications and leadership.