After 32 years of dedicated service, Laurie Inskeep has announced her retirement as Executive Director of the Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic, a position she has held since 1989.  Under her leadership the Clinic has experienced considerable growth and navigated significant changes and advancements.


Laurie began her career just months after the Clinic received it’s first computer.  The “Leg Lamp” was provided by the Ohio Department of Health and admired by the staff but had not been utilized.  Since the first universally utilized Windows operating system was introduced in 1995 (Windows 95), in 1989, one had to have some familiarity with DOS operating systems and swapping 6-inch floppy disks.  We’ve come a long way since then!


Over the years, Laurie has overseen and initiated advancements in systems, services, programs and community collaboration.  She has served on a number of local and state Boards and participated in state and federal policy development for children’s health, mental health, parenting programs that support the nurturing relationships between parent and child, and prevention programs targeted at children and families living in poverty.  She was among the first group of leaders selected to develop collaborative policy around children in our county and advance the creation of Stark County Family Counsel.


We are at once happy and sad to announce the retirement of our Executive Director, Laurie Inskeep.  She has been an inspiration for the Clinic and her contributions have been integral to our success and continuity.  A search committee was challenged to find her replacement to fill this important position.  We are pleased to announce the appointment of her successor, Courtney Halter, to oversee management and administration and continue the mission of the Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic.







Dedicated leader and natural-born problem solver, Courtney Halter brings more than a decade of healthcare management experience to her role as Executive Director for the Margaret B. Shipley Child Health Clinic.  Throughout her career, Courtney has welcomed new challenges and now looks forward to making a positive impact ensuring children within the community gain greater access to exceptional healthcare and related programs.  Courtney takes a wholly strategic approach to management while working hard to create a positive environment where everyone succeeds contributing to big-picture goals. She is often described as upbeat, outgoing and motivational—a professional who is as adept at mentoring as she is leading up.


Prior to joining the Shipley Child Health Clinic, Courtney served for 15 years in various roles within Aultman Health Foundation. She joined the organization as a Lead IT Help Desk Attendant and advanced to Student Life Coordinator, Aultman College Community Education Coordinator, Coordinator of High Reliability and Corporate Operations Director. In her most recent position as Women’s Board and Foundation Operations Director, Courtney managed the fundraising efforts of over 300 female volunteers. This work was extremely rewarding for Courtney and allowed her to hone key skills planning and implementing organizational-wide initiatives. She also played an instrumental role in building/developing teams, encouraging accountability and facilitating the organization’s shift to virtual platforms during 2020.


Born and raised in Canton, Ohio, Courtney holds a master’s degree in Business Management and a bachelor’s degree in Education. She is proud mom to a 7-year-old boy who likes playing baseball and riding his dirt bike. Courtney and her son currently live in Mogadore, Ohio with her boyfriend/best friend, his daughter and three big lively dogs. At the end of the day, she loves cooking and grilling for her family! Together, they also enjoy camping and RZR off-roading.