Dr. Marie Brown-Mercadel is a driven, focused, and motivated human service professional with 27 years of experience in management. She has served in a variety of executive level positions for local, county, and state entities. She currently serves as an executive for a large human services agency in California with the management responsibility for 1200 employees. She has experience in business planning, strategic plan development, monitoring operational outcomes, budgeting and finance, program redesign, leadership development, coaching, mentoring, and the implementation of the strengths-based management paradigm. At present, she provides personal development and executive coaching to individuals that are seeking career advancement.
Marie has a keen interest in the growth and development of employees and has led transformational leadership initiatives that are designed to enhance the culture and performance of organizations. She conducts motivational speaking, personal development, and leadership presentations for groups up to 1,000 people. Marie received her undergraduate degree in psychology from North Carolina Central University, and a master’s and doctorate in management from the University of Phoenix.