Marie provides consultation to hospitals and ambulatory care practices, co-authors publications, develops resource materials and videos, and serves as a planner and faculty member for IPFCC conferences, seminars, webinars, and other trainings. Marie provides consultation to promote the meaningful involvement of patients and family members on research teams including projects funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She also serves on the FamilY Partnership Network, a family and youth advisory group for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Marie has served as faculty and consultant for national quality improvement initiatives including the Vermont Oxford Network, the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Prior to joining IPFCC, Marie worked as a direct service provider to infants and young children and their families and as a trainer of trainers in the field of early childhood special education. Marie also brings personal perspective and passion to her work. Marie has three sons, one of whom required intensive therapy and early intervention for his first six years.