Associate Director, Finance and Administration
- Has worked at LBBC since 2023
- First connected with LBBC while going though breast cancer treatment in 2000
- Has been committed to supporting breast cancer survivors for over 20 years
Marlene brings over three decades of professional administrative and financial experience of working with non-profit organizations. Her most recent positions included serving as the founding Chief Financial Officer of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School and as the Head of School of Clementine Montessori. She received her undergraduate degrees in finance and marketing from LaSalle University and more recently earned a master's degree in education and a Montessori certification from Chestnut Hill College. Marlene is very passionate about serving her community.
LBBC was a tremendous resource and provided invaluable support for Marlene when she was diagnosed with stage III, triple-negative breast cancer at the age of 37. Having the opportunity to attend several of LBBC’s community meetings while in treatment provided vital information – and the supportive community she needed to navigate the challenges of her diagnosis. This was especially important as she balanced co-raising two young children and carried the weight of a strong family history of cancer. Marlene eventually attended LBBC’s annual conferences in Philadelphia, building on her experiences with the community meetings to further support and help her fully “live beyond breast cancer.”
Marlene enjoys the unwavering love and support from her family and friends, particularly from her husband of over 35 years and her two adult children. She is also enjoying her new role as a grandmother to Violet Maeve.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to support an organization that has authentically carried out its mission for over 30 years. I can personally attest to how impactful it was to have access to pertinent breast cancer information in a warm supportive community while going through treatment so many years ago. I feel very fortunate to be part of LBBC and its living legacy to support survivors and their families for future generations.