Marie has been a Highbridge resident since 1976. Her love for business and accounting chance its cost in February 1993 when she decided to leave the
corporate field of work and take time off to spend with her children. She worked for Capital Cities /American Broadcasting Company for 13 years as a Senior Control Auditor. In September of 1993 is when her first youth and community involvement came into play volunteering at her children’s school at PS 126 in Highbridge. In July 1997 she was employed by Research Foundation/MOSIAC Beacon Community Center as a Summer Youth Employment Program Field Supervisor. From July of 2001 to June of 2012, Marie was employed by Alianza Dominicana as MOSAIC’s Beacon Assistant Program Director and in 2003 she was promoted to the Beacon’s Program Director. From July 2012 until August 2021 she was employed by Catholic Charities Community Services as MOSAIC’s Beacon’s Program Director and continued to oversee the responsibility for the
coordination and supervision to provide comprehensive services to youth and their families in Highbridge and other neighboring community residents. Marie joined Highbridge Voices in October 2021 as the Executive Program Officer. She continues to offer young people and families diverse opportunities to grow and participate actively in the life and spirit of their communities.