Director of Member Services

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Marieke serves as the Director Member Services and in her role supports a chapter network of youth advocates spanning 38 states. Her work includes providing technical assistance and support in the areas of youth engagement, positive youth development, youth peer support, youth voice in advocacy and policy, trauma informed care, and more.

 

Prior to joining Youth M.O.V.E. National, Marieke was involved in the growth and development of Allegheny County’s Youth Support Partner Unit and served as a Supervisor/Coach and Program Manager. She a is credentialed Youth Support Partner Coach for High Fidelity Wraparound through PA’s Youth & Family Training Institute. Through this work, Marieke has seen the tremendous positive impact that youth voice can have on all systems that serve adolescents and young adults. She is a strong advocate for youth peer support and believes that sharing lived experience is a key component to creating a culture of change.

Marieke has combined her personal, professional and educational experiences to support and mentor youth support staff and has presented and provided technical assistance on a variety of topics related to sustaining and supporting the professional development and personal wellness of youth peer support. Marieke strives to bring a trauma-informed care approach to all of her work. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Marieke recently completed her Masters in Professional Counseling at Carlow University with a focus on trauma-informed counseling.

 

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