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Down Syndrome Mom Advocate

Hopkinton, MA


Passionate Down Syndrome Mom Advocate, proficient in social media and blogging, management experience in my position as past Interim Executive Director of Lumind Research Down Syndrome, number of years experience working in Professional Education, Sales and Marketing at Johnson & Johnson in meeting planning, speaking events to include speaking at schools, United Nations for World Down Syndrome Day, Community Diversity Forums, Authored a book. Nominated in 2012 for Health Activist Award and in 2017 Winner for Advocating for Another.

AVAILABILITY: less than 10 hours/week

Industry Experience
Healthcare - Advocacy
Areas Of Expertise
Blogger Social Media
Health Perspective
Health Conditions
Down Syndrome
Founder, Blogger at Musings From A Special Needs Mom
February 2012 – Present

A personal lifestyle blog from a recognized special needs mom & lifestyle blogger, author and speaker. Sharing my vision of life as a special needs mom with posts about everyday life, while "Creating a Happy Home With a Little Something Special", where we talk about Down syndrome, Parenting, Advocacy, Education,fashion,s, a
Visit us at our Youtube Channel, and check out "Marla's Minute" #marlasminute

President, Hopkinton SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) at Hopkinton SEPAC
January 2017 – Present

• Set the agenda and preside over general meetings
• Appoint sub-committee chairs
• Acts as the contact person for the Director of Special Education and meeting with Director on regular basis as schedules permit.
• Liaison on School Committee Diversity Council

Member of the Hopkinton Cultural and Diversity Alliance Parent Advisor Committee at Hopkinton Diversity Alliance
September 2017 – Present

• Work with schools on helping them with their middle school Diversity Clubs, be a liaison for school to help facilitate conversations and trainings.

Interim Executive Director, LuMind RDS Marlborough, MA at LuMind RDS
April 2017 – August 2017

• Managed operational tasks for the non-profit to budget, staff, attended national and research conferences for Down syndrome, attended Board meetings.

Speaker at United Nations at Marla Murasko Enterprises
March 2017 – March 2017

Speaker at the United Nations for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, 2017 in New York. Spoke on a panel presented "Why Your Voice Matters"

Speaker for Understanding our Differences at Hopkinton Public Schools
October 2016 – Present

Have been a speaker for the Intellectual Disabilities section of a program "Understanding Our Differences" at our Hopkins school.

Associates, Interior Design
Endicott College
August 1984 – May 1986
Beverly, MA, United States

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