Marlene is the Newfoundland branch representative for the Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists, otherwise known as ACTRA. She has over 35 years as an administrator for such cultural organizations as Resource Centre for the Arts/LSPU Hall, Neighbourhood Dance Works, Wonderbolt Productions, Innu Education Authority, NAXX, CornerBoys Productions and White Rooster Theatre. She co-produced Mary Walsh’s Canada 150 project – Canada, It’s Complicated – which toured across the country. Marlene was awarded the Patron of the Arts in 2014 for her ongoing commitment to the arts in Newfoundland and Labrador. She is currently the Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Resource Centre for the Arts which successfully conducted and achieved the renovation of the historic LSPU Hall and CAPE (the Artist Emergency Fund).