Stephanie McLemore Bray (She/Her)
Touchstone Leadership Group
Orchid Capital Collective
Stephanie McLemore Bray has 35+ years of experience working in the government and nonprofit sectors to secure justice, resources, and access to opportunity. She has held leadership roles in higher education, healthcare, and human services organizations. As a fundraiser, she has raised over $300M through annual appeals and capital campaigns. As a former United Way CEO, Stephanie led the development of a collective impact model with the community to improve its education and health outcomes in partnership with small business owners, healthcare providers, funders, community leaders, and the school district.
She has written about philanthropy and the Black maternal health crisis for USC Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism. Her Blavity.org review of Dr. Andre Perry’s book, Know your Price, covers why the lack of investment in securing the social determinants of health for Black people is just one symptom of “the disease of social racism”. Her historical analysis and scoping review on demolishing the myth of the default human that is killing Black mothers, also co-written with Dr. Monica McLemore, was published in Frontiers in Public Health.