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Maggie Turner

Manager, Government Partnerships & Policy

As Manager of Government Partnerships and Policy, Maggie works in partnership with the Butte County Office of Education’s Back 2 Work Program to develop and implement training programs that will support participants in gaining skills to enter and succeed in higher-wage employment and build lifelong stability.

Prior to REDF, Maggie managed the Government & Community Relations Unit at the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, where she oversaw the building of successful community and coalition partnerships within the Los Angeles Continuum of Care. Maggie’s professional experience also includes over seven years of clinical social work experience, including crisis intervention at the National Domestic Violence Hotline, case management with opportunity youth at Goodwill Central Texas, and medical social work at Kaiser Permanente. Maggie is passionate about social and economic equity and is excited to bring her social worker lens to REDF.

Maggie received a Master of Social Work and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. During her time at USC, Maggie completed a policy fellowship with the LA Mayor’s Office of Military and Veteran Affairs where her work focused on policy affecting veteran employment and mental health. In her final year of graduate school, Maggie served as the Director of Diversity and Equity Programming on USC’s Graduate Student Government Executive Board. Maggie received her undergraduate degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX, where she studied Sociology with a Minor in French. In her free time, Maggie enjoys cooking, hiking outside with her rescue dog, taking boxing classes, and appreciating LA’s vibrant art, culture, and food scene.