Prior to joining God’s Love We Deliver, Marla worked for 15 years in Employee Relations (Human Resources) roles in the financial services industry at Lehman Brothers, UBS and Macquarie.
Prior to her tenure in financial services, Marla was Managing Attorney, Litigation at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), representing and advising clients living with HIV/AIDS in employment and insurance-related matters, and in matters involving the right to privacy and confidentiality.
Marla has been an active member of the LGBT Community throughout her professional life, including as a Chair of the Best Practices Committee of the Interbank Roundtable Committee (now OPEN Finance), a forum for LGBT employees to promote best practices and inclusion in the financial services industry, and as a Board member (and Board Co-Chair) of the Empire State Pride Agenda.
Marla began her career as an employment lawyer at Chadbourne & Parke in New York. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and Cornell Law School.