Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships
Marlene joined weSPARK with over twenty years of experience as a non-profit development professional. Previously, she served as the Development Director for the Alliance for Children’s Rights for over six years, as well as serving as a consultant for the organization’s Tennis for Tots tournament. Before moving to Los Angeles, Marlene served as a Director of Development or Consultant for various nonprofit organizations.
Her previous experience also includes working with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Hazelden Foundation, and Chicago Together Against AIDS. Marlene earned a BS in Marketing from the University of Illinois and attended a Master’s Program in Philanthropy and Development at St. Mary’s University. She enjoys living in Studio City, but will always be a Chicago girl at heart.