Marie brings a diverse background to her role as Finance Director. As a Certified Public Accountant practicing independently, Marie created and led accounting and finance departments for non-profits and small businesses in the Seattle area. This includes 8 years as contract CFO for PDA when it provided public defense services in Seattle and King County.
Marie also earned a masters in Psychology from Seattle University and has practiced as a counselor in community mental health and in private practice. Currently, she is leading a qualitative research study into how money functions symbolically for people, with implications for understanding money’s complex role in society and our lives. She looks forward to supporting PDA in accounting, finance, human resources, development, and operations during this exciting time in its growth.