Marjie Alonso is an advisor to the #nav board. She has served on many Boards of Directors, and has consulted for numerous non-profits, creating supportive development strategies, lead structures, growth initiatives and group processes for both start-up and existing organizations.
Marjie is the Executive Director of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC.org) and the co-founder of the Somerville Foundation for Animals and the Somerville Pet Food Bank, which provides pet food to at-risk and homeless families throughout Eastern New England. The Foundation also hosts the Somerville Dog Festival each year.
Marjie lives in Somerville with her chupacapra-cat-beagle mix, Nellie, and is frequently visited by her two sons. She feels coffee is an extremely important part of life.