Nicole Wells Stallworth
Nicole Wells Stallworth is an experienced social impact and public affairs executive having built her career in serving mission-focused organizations that improve the quality of life for the traditionally underserved.
Wells Stallworth’s expertise spans a range of disciplines including issue advocacy, legislative and government affairs, communications, philanthropy, nonprofit management, electoral strategies and campaigns, behavioral health, child welfare, and public education.
Wells Stallworth serves as Executive Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan and Vice President for Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Michigan. In this role, she is responsible for the leadership and oversight of Planned Parenthood’s public advocacy strategy, constituency engagement programs, legislative action strategies, government relations, and its PAC, Super PAC, and electoral programs. In addition, Nicole has played a leading role in developing and implementing Planned Parenthood’s strategy for protecting access to sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion, in Michigan. She served as a founding co-chair and executive board member of Michigan’s Reproductive Freedom for All ballot question committee, the effort that enshrined the right to reproductive freedom into the Michigan constitution.
Prior to joining Planned Parenthood, Wells Stallworht served as Assistant Vice President for Government & Community Relations at Oakland University where she was responsible for heading the University’s community relations presence, advocacy-related initiatives, and direct engagement of local elected officials in the townships and municipalities of Wayne, Oakland & Macomb Counties.
Wells Stallworth began her career in the nonprofit space. She has held a variety of roles at every level of the nonprofit sector that have provided a platform for her to advocate for low-income families and individuals struggling to obtain and maintain vital services and fair treatment within systems essential to obtaining and preserving quality of life.
Wells Stallworth has served as Community Outreach Director for the Michigan Charter Schools Association and Director of Community Engagement, Government Affairs & Enrichment Programs for The Children’s Center of Wayne County, where she led advocacy for children and families experiencing poverty-related issues, behavioral and emotional health diagnosis, as well as children in the foster care system.
Wells Stallworth chairs the board of directors for MacDowell Preparatory Academy, a k- 8 charter school in Northwest Detroit, and has recently held a board post at Wayne County S.A.F.E, an organization that provides support programs to and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault. Wells Stallworth has been named a Rolling Out Magazine Sister with Superpowers (2022), a Michigan Chronicle Woman of Excellence (2013), A Michigan Front Page (Real Times Media), Top 40 under 40 (2012), and a Michigan Non-Profit Emerging Leader (2007).
Additionally, Nicole has received the Monica Emerson Diversity & Inclusion award from Oakland University for her work advocating for youth who have aged out of the foster care system.