The Marion Institute (MI) Board of Directors and staff welcome their new Executive Director, Liz Wiley, to the organization. Wiley will lead MI, which celebrated its 25th year in 2018, as it evolves its mission to focus primarily on holistic healthcare and fostering healthy, engaged individuals and communities.
“We’re so pleased to welcome Liz back to the Marion Institute,” said Michael Baldwin, Co-Founder and President of the Board of Directors. “She was with us 5 years ago and left an indelible mark on the organization. Her skills, accomplishments, and core values mirror the mission of the Marion Institute and we are looking forward to her shepherding MI into a new era.”
Most recently, Wiley was the Climate Resilience and Food Security Lead at Spherical Analytics (S|A), a Context Labs Company based in Cambridge, MA.
“It is with great excitement that I return to the Marion Institute as Executive Director. The MI’s mission has always been close to my heart and aligns with my personal and professional philosophy,” said Wiley. “Our goal of promoting healthy living and vibrant communities through food access, resilient environments, and holistic healthcare is a fundamental part of my world view. I can’t wait to work with the incredible MI team to implement and expand this pioneering vision.”
Originally trained as a biologist, Wiley has a diverse background focused on environmental and social issues for more than 20 years. In 2007, she began working for Bristol Community College (BCC) where she developed the highly successful WISE Women program, implemented multiple grant initiatives focused on workforce development, and helped launch eHealth, an innovative private/public partnership that brought online health-oriented programs to the college.
Later, as the Director of the college’s Green Center, Wiley developed workforce training programs in support of the green economy. Under Wiley’s direction, the Center grew into a major force for developing the green economy in the Southcoast region. She has taught courses at Boston University and BCC and is a certified yoga teacher. Wiley and her family reside in Wareham.
The Marion Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the organizational hub for programs focused on innovative approaches to healthcare, community-building, and sustainability: the BioMed Programs (BioMed Network and the Bioregulatory Medicine Institute) and Grow Education. The Marion Institute also acts as a fiscal sponsor for a range of smaller organizations which are working toward their charitable certification and are in need of administrative support and guidance.