The North Texas Chapter is proud to introduce you to Marla Wilson, the newest member of the chapter's leadership team. Marla is the Senior Director responsible for the Light The Night Walk and the Saint Valentine's Day Luncheon & Fashion Show. She comes to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) with extensive nonprofit experience. Below she answered a couple questions about herself:
Tell us about your previous nonprofit experience.
I come to LLS from Honey Shine, Inc. where I served as the National Executive Vice President. Honey Shine, Inc. is a mentoring and educational program for school-age girls, based in Miami, FL. Before Honey Shine, I served as a Senior Director with the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Campaign, and the Executive Director for the March of Dimes. I am also the founder of the 1 Percent Circle, an exclusive consulting group that matches high profile clients with mission-related initiatives.
I attribute my passion for service to my parents who taught me the importance of being a positive contributing citizen.
What drew you to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?
The LLS mission and research success driven by this organization are very important to me. I also have a couple personal connections to blood cancers. I have a family member currently battling acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and another family member in treatment for lymphoma.
What have you learned about LLS supporters in North Texas during your brief time with LLS?
I have been very pleased to discover that North Texas supporters are very passionate and highly educated on the importance of philanthropy and volunteer leadership.
What are you most looking forward to with the Light The Night Walk?
I am coming into Light The Night at a very exciting time. The Dallas and Fort Worth Walks are both adding some really impactful new features to the Walk experience and both are on the brink of explosive growth. I am happy to be here for both.
What are you most looking forward to with the Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show?
I am looking forward to expanding the exciting possibilities that will bridge generational philanthropy from traditional donors to young professionals.
Marla is the proud mother of twins, Malik and Mijani, both of whom are currently in college in Texas.
If you would like to personally welcome Marla to North Texas, she can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (972) 996-5919.
Welcome to North Texas, Marla!