Staff & Board

Marlene D. Warner

Chief Executive Officer

As MACGH’s Chief Executive Officer, Marlene D. Warner ensures MACGH is a thriving organization with global impact — that we’re balancing public health priorities with a data-driven, people-first model, are growing our education, treatment, and advocacy strategies, and that diversity, equity, and inclusion centers in all we do. She also leads the organization’s institutional and corporate partnerships, fostering relationships with stakeholders and community professionals seeking consultation and collaboration. 

Marlene is recognized widely as a passionate, eminent expert in gambling and gaming. During her over two decades at MACGH, she has secured critical consumer protections, launched first-of-its-kind Voluntary Self-Exclusion programs, and spearheaded innovative programming amidst increasing digitalization.  Her advocacy and leadership have garnered numerous awards, including the Monsignor Joseph Dunne Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). She is also Principal with Spectrum Safer Gaming Advisors.

Marlene holds a B.A. from Gettysburg College, an M.A. from The George Washington University, and a CSR certificate from Duke University. She is a former NCPG Board President and serves on NCPG’s Advisory Board.

Marlene lives in the Halloween capital of the world, Salem, Massachusetts. She loves spending time outdoors with her husband and three kids walking their dog while their two cats look on from the window.

Her favorite part of working at MACGH:

“We are passionate people. We base our work on research. We strive for what is right and needed.”

Ask her about:

Advocating for safer gambling elements in legislation and regulation, ESG in corporations, the children’s book she’s writing, the long list of businesses she’d like to start in Salem and the places she’d like to visit across the world.