Management Team: Maria Duvuvuei

Maria Duvuvuei came to Community Legal Aid in 2016 and currently serves as the organization’s Chief Strategy Officer, leading CLA’s communications, fundraising, strategy, and DEI efforts.

Previously, Maria worked in healthcare and higher education, primarily in internal communications and strategic planning, 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.

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

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