Marie is currently Deputy Director at the Stoneleigh Foundation where she leads the Foundation’s Fellowship program in partnership with the Executive Director. As Deputy Director, she also maintains strong relationships with key local and national stakeholders, and develops and articulates Stoneleigh’s thought leadership on issues within the Foundation’s mission and focus.
Prior to her time at the Stoneleigh Foundation, Marie served as Executive Director at the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) where she executed the organization’s strategy to support robust appropriations for the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and educated policymakers about optimal youth justice and delinquency prevention systems and practices. Prior to that role at CJJ, she was also Deputy Director and Director of State Strategies.
Marie has more than twenty years’ experience as a public policy advocate, including acting as a senior lobbyist for NARAL Pro-Choice America, a strategist and Director of Policy at a boutique Washington DC consulting firm, and a Senior Policy Associate at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She remains active in several civil rights and volunteer organizations related to the promotion of gender equality, racial justice, and the rights of children.
Marie holds a BA in urban studies and sociology from Vassar College and a JD from George Washington University’s National Law Center.