Hopelab announced the appointment of Stacey Manley, MPA as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Stacey joins Hopelab from the East Bay Community Foundation and brings more than 25 years of experience across the nonprofit, government and corporate sectors.
“We’re thrilled to add such an accomplished leader. With his wide-ranging and diverse experience, combined with his passion for and commitment to the health and well-being of young people, Stacey will be an incredible addition to our organization,” said Margaret Laws, Hopelab’s President and CEO. “Stacey is poised to contribute to the strategic vision Hopelab needs to continue to innovate amidst the incredible challenges and opportunities of this historical moment.”
Manley will bring his expertise in social impact and strategic communications to help tell the Hopelab story: that social innovation around behavior-change tech can help teens and young adults live happier, healthier lives. Prior to his work at East Bay Community Foundation, Stacey led communications and strategic marketing at Coaching Corps, a national nonprofit that utilizes sports and coaches to mentor aspiring youth from underserved communities. Under his stewardship, Coaching Corps enhanced its brand reputation, revamped stakeholder engagement, and operationalized scalable recruitment strategies for a national expansion.
“Throughout my career, I’ve had the good fortune to explore broad intellectual, cultural and social interests. Whether crafting a strategy for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts to increase its appeal to multicultural families or conducting research among women to better understand reproductive health challenges, my experiences give me a unique perspective on creative problem-solving,” said Manley. “I am incredibly impressed with the Hopelab team and their accomplishments, and I look forward to helping them soar to the next level.”
Stacey is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he earned a BA in Journalism. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Baruch College in New York and has the distinction of being a 2004 National Urban Fellow. Originally from North Carolina, Stacey grew up in Baltimore and currently lives in Oakland with his wife and two children.
Manley’s appointment reflects a period of growth for Hopelab, which is exploring additional “beyond the lab” mechanisms for impacting the health and lives of teens and young adults. Hopelab recently welcomed Erin Washington Sietstraas Director of External Investments and Special Projects, and Rob Morris as Entrepreneur in Residence.