Title: Vice President, Learning & Leadership Development
Alis Marachelian (pronounced Marashelián) has been with Mary’s Center since 2001. She oversees the day-to-day management of the Community Health Education, Training, and Reseach (CHETR) department and leads trainings on a spectrum of health topics. Alis holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the George Washington University and has been working in different capacities within the field of public health education, advocacy, prevention, and management with multi-cultural groups and diverse population of newcomers to this country for the last 18 years. Alis served on First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign Faith Based and Neighborhood Organization’s Task Force to contribute to the development of culturally sound nutrition and physical activity educational curricula and materials. As a result, she was honored in 2011 with the Civilian Volunteer Award from President Barack Obama. In 2012, Alis was appointed by the DC Mayor, Vincent Gray, to the Ryan White Planning Council, serving as a board member to prioritize and allocate regionally, federal dollars designated for HIV care and treatment programs. Alis grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Boston, Massachusetts and she’s Armenian by heritage. Telephone: 202-420-7100.