Biography

Marj Plumb (she/they)
Interim Executive Director

Marj Plumb has been a non-profit consultant, executive coach, and trainer since 1999, specializing in public policy and policy advocacy, community engaged research and evaluation, strategic planning, and organizational and leadership development. Prior to starting a consulting practice, Marj served for over twenty-five years in senior management positions with a variety of non-profit organizations working on health, mental health and substance abuse, economic justice, environmental justice, education, LGBT rights, violence prevention, and social justice/civil rights. Marj consulted with the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) for over ten years, providing training in community-based participatory research for community and scientific partners and facilitated CBCRP's Special Research Initiatives planning innovative research on the environmental causes of breast cancer and the causes of breast cancer disparities. Marj worked with Child Health and Development Studies (CHDS) for six years which is a15,000 multi-generational family cohort study committed to investigating how health and disease are passed on between generations-not just by genes, but also through social, personal, and environmental surroundings to create an advisory board of cohort members to help guide research studies and communicate research findings to the rest of the cohort and the general public. Additionally, Marj was the lead consultant to the California Breast and Gynecological Cancer Treatment Task Force that was instrumental in securing a $20+ million annual allocation from the State of California for breast and cervical cancer treatment for low-income uninsured women, including undocumented women.

Marj has a bachelor's degree in Public Administration, a master's degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of San Francisco, and a doctorate in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. Marj lives with spouse Tracy Weitz in Omaha, Nebraska with their Labrador, Jackson, and a household of roommates in a very, very old house featured in Omaha Home Magazine.

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