Director of The Women’s Room (TWR)
Marlene started at Friends In Deed in 2010 as a Homeless Prevention Case Manager. In 2014, she was named Director of The Women’s Room and has held that role ever since. Marlene absolutely loves her job, to her it doesn’t feel like work at all! She really enjoys getting to know our TWR guests. Each woman has a different personality and a different need, and she gets to help people on a daily basis, which just warms her heart.
Marlene attended University of California, Santa Barbara where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. She enjoys spending time with her family, doing arts and crafts with her kids, playing dominoes with her sister and father, and watching the DODGERS play (especially when they win!)