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Prince Edward Island Executive Director


Marlene is enthusiastic and shares a deep sense of caring for the Island and the health of Islanders. She brings with her ten- years of experience in community leadership, strategic planning and public relations.

Marlene grew up in Kinkora where she graduated high school before completing a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of PEI. While in Calgary, Marlene completed a number of certificate programs including community leadership, public policy, social return on investment and public relations. Prior to joining the Society, she was Director of Development at Propellus (formerly Volunteer Calgary) during which time she was awarded the Outstanding New Fundraising Professional 2015 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Calgary. She also spent a number of years in the role of Community Engagement Adviser for Chevron Canada, a global energy company.

Having worked as a professional grantor, fundraiser and as a committed volunteer, Marlene has a sincere appreciation of the rewards and challenges of contributing to the charitable sector. She is committed to creating the best conditions possible for Canadian Cancer Society staff, volunteers and donors to make a difference in their community.

“I am truly honoured and consider myself very fortunate to be given the opportunity to play a leadership role in caring for the health of Islanders,” explains Mulligan. “Since returning to the Island, I have had the chance to meet a number of our volunteers, donors and partners. I’m looking forward to meeting many more and working together to change the impact of cancer on PEI.”



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