Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, the statewide advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Michigan, announced today the hiring of Nicole Wells Stallworth as its Executive Director.
"We couldn’t be more thrilled to be welcoming Nicole to PPAM,” said Lori Carpentier, President & CEO of PPAM. “It was clear immediately that Nicole was committed to being part of Planned Parenthood’s future – one where we are more deeply and authentically engaged in the communities we serve and where our politics and priorities center the most impacted folks."
Carpentier is stepping down as President & CEO of PPAM and PPMI at the end of 2021. Wells Stallworth will succeed her as the leader of PPAM; the search process for the CEO of PPMI is underway.
“It is such an incredible honor to be joining Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan,” Wells Stallworth said. “I am delighted to be serving such a meaningful purpose of advancing the organization’s dynamic mission. I am equally humbled by the opportunity to work alongside some of the sectors more reputable and committed individuals who’ve demonstrated an unwavering commitment to ensuring equitable access to sexual healthcare and ensuring reproductive justice for all Michiganders.”
The mission of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan is to protect and enhance the ability of PPMI to deliver reproductive health care services through movement building, and local, state and federal legislative advocacy and electoral programs. Most recently, PPAM organizers and supporters mounted a successful challenge to an anti-abortion initiative that would have outlawed a common abortion procedure – an unprecedented victory that protected patients’ right to make their own medical decisions.
Wells Stallworth has a wide range of professional and personal experience in Michigan politics, advocacy, government relations, and fundraising for political candidates, nonprofits and community organizations. Most recently, Nicole served as the Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations at Oakland University, where she helped develop and implement local, state and federal relations & advocacy strategies on behalf of the University.