Marlene Malek

President, Friends of Cancer Research

Marlene Malek is a supporter and board member of Vital Voices. She is widely recognized in Washington as a community activist and patron of the arts. Marlene is president of Friends of Cancer Research, a non-profit that raises awareness and provides public education about cancer research. She is a Washingtonian Magazine, “Washingtonian of the Year” for her work in building support for cancer research.

She serves on the Boards of Duke University Cancer Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and the Cancer Leadership Council at the Mayo Clinic.

Marlene is vice-chairman, Board of Trustees at Marymount University, and serves on the Boards of Best Friends Foundation and Bridges of Understanding.

She is board first vice-president, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Board of Ford’s Theatre, and chairman of their National Advisory Board. Marlene resides in McLean, VA with her husband, has two grown children and four grandchildren.