Maggie_Norris Bent

Maggie Norris Bent MPA

Chief External Affairs and Communications Officer, Westside Family Healthcare

Maggie Norris Bent is the Chief External Affairs and Communications Officer at Westside Family Healthcare, Delaware’s largest FQHC. Maggie leads fundraising, grants management, advocacy, strategy, and grassroots community engagement initiatives. During her eleven-year tenure at Westside, Maggie played an integral role in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Delaware. She led the organization’s efforts to implement a robust program to enroll thousands of Delawareans in health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Westside’s enrollment program has remained stable since 2013 despite challenges that have stood in its way. Prior to joining Westside, Maggie gained experience in advocacy and international relations. Maggie serves on the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers. Maggie received her B.S. and M.P.A degrees from the University of Delaware. Maggie is a Delaware native and lives in Wilmington with her husband and two young children.