Madeline Scales-Taylor

Cathedral District Community Development Chair

Madeline Scales-Taylor, Emeritus Staff Mayo Foundation, retired in 2009 after serving over 17 years.  While actively employed, Madeline established the Community Affairs initiatives at the Jacksonville campus and led this area from January 1998 until her retirement in May of 2009.  As Community Affairs Administrator, she was responsible for the philanthropic, civic and volunteer initiatives of over 5,000 employees.  Prior to this position, she chaired the department of Human Resources for over seven (7) years.  While with Mayo, Madeline successfully managed the merger of St. Luke’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic’s human resources departments into one division with common policies, salary ranges and procedures.  

During her 37 year career as a human resource professional, Madeline held management positions with several major retailer including Saks Fifth Avenue, Mehlville Corporation, and May Company Stores.

Educated in Missouri, Madeline holds a degree in social science from Webster College, Webster Groves, MO and completed postgraduate work at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. 

Madeline acquired an extensive background in human resources, training, marketing and community relations. She has consulted with for-profit and non-profit organization as a facilitator and trainer in areas of recruitment, policy/procedure development, employee relations, and strategic planning.

Since relocating to Jacksonville in 1989, Madeline has been actively involved in the community.  She is a Past Chair of the Board of Directors of Leadership Jacksonville, Inc., United Way of Northeast Florida, City Kids Art Factory, Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Jacksonville Human Right Commission.  She is a founding member of the United Way’s Women in Local Leadership and the Bold City Chapter of The Links, Inc.  Currently, she holds positions on the boards of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and the Jacksonville Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC).  She has received numerous awards and honors including the Girl Scouts Gateway Council’s “Women of Distinction,” 2013 One Jax “Humanitarian,” and 2009 Leadership Jacksonville Celebration Honoree.  Additionally, Madeline has been a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., an international public service sorority, for over 40 years.

A native of St. Louis, Madeline is married to Howard D. Taylor and they are the proud parents of three adult children and three grandchildren.