Staff Members

Simone Crawley

Executive Director

Simone Crawley currently serves as the Executive Director for the Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence, Inc. (MACC). Throughout her career at The Ohio State University, Simone served as a Page in the Ohio House of Representatives. She earned her degree in Political Science.

Expanding her public policy background, she served as an aide to Assistant Minority Leader Charleta B. Tavares for three years. During her time at the Ohio Senate, Simone was also elected President of the Ohio Young Black Democrats where she aided in the successful campaigns of several legislative candidates.

In January 2015, Simone began working to ensure cultural proficiency and improved health outcomes in Ohio as the Program Coordinator for the Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence, Inc (MACC). She has served as the Executive Director since March 2016.  

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Leah Penn

Administrative Assistant

Leah currently serves as the Administrative Assistant with the Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence, Inc. (MACC). She attended Muskingum Area Tech and Ohio University Zanesville. Originally from Zanesville, Leah moved to Columbus in 1995 and worked in finance at Chemical Mortgage, Unisource and AAA Insurance. She also spent five years as an administrative assistant at the Ohio Department of Health.

Coming out of semi-retirement, Leah joined MACC in May 2016, with the hopes of becoming more aware of cultural differences and using that knowledge to impact others.