Meg Stanley, MMC
Meg Stanley leads the organization in its efforts to increase access to healthy choices for all people. As executive director, Meg oversees Wholespire’s operations, including strategic planning, grant management, fund development, advocacy campaigns, community and youth engagement, and project implementation while ensuring the values of Wholespire are incorporated throughout all of the organization’s work.
Before joining the Wholespire staff in 2019, Meg was no stranger to the organization. She served on its advocacy committee since 2010 and has testified on behalf of the organization’s advocacy campaigns before the SC General Assembly and the State Board of Education. She had also partnered with the organization while working on public policy campaigns as a consultant. She was appointed by Governor McMaster to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, where she served with the organization’s staff, and served as a school representative for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation helping create healthier campuses and achieve award status for three schools.
Meg’s career has included several political and advocacy campaigns as a fundraiser and communications advisor, as well as the establishment of her own corporate wellness and personal fitness business. Her passion for healthy eating and active living personally inspires her to help others to be able to adopt healthier lifestyles.
Meg represents Wholespire serving on the Statewide Diabetes Action Council’s Executive Committee, University of South Carolina’s Prevention Research Center’s Community Advisory Board, Alliance for a Healthier SC’s Policy and Advocacy Action Team, and Together SC Advocacy Allies. She is also on the Board of Trustees of the South Carolina Nurses Foundation. Meg is a Riley Institute Diversity Fellow.
Meg received a bachelor’s of arts degree in political science and a master’s of mass communications from the University of South Carolina.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors jogging, hiking, biking, snow skiing, and being on the beach. Meg lives in Columbia and is married to Chip Stanley and has two children, Porter and Isabel, as well as two dogs, Molly and Henry.