Marie McNamee

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Marie McNamee

Director, Program & Member Services


Marie McNamee began working with Humentum part-time in 2003, when it was operating as InsideNGO, and joined the team full-time in 2009. As Humentum's director of programs and member services, she provides support and solutions to members through a robust set of services including benchmarking and consulting as well as through the leveraging of programmatic partnerships to meet member needs. With a primary focus on HR, ICT, and legal services, Marie also champions organizational issues such as duty of care and special initiatives.

Marie has worked in non-profit operations for more than 25 years in diverse management and leadership roles, including Trinity Church in New York City where she managed budgeting, systems, and technology, and Humentum member organization Helen Keller International, where she oversaw HR, facilities, administration, and IT. Marie also served as an HR consultant for several years. In addition to her work at Humentum, Marie currently sits on the board of the Cornerstone on Demand Foundation and serves as board member emeriti at Loyola High School in New York City. 

Q + A

What is your favorite place you’ve been to, and where do you want to go next?

Favorite place is tied: Rome and Athens because I love ancient history. I’d like to go back to England – I was only there for 2 days and didn’t have enough time to explore.

If you could only eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?

Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a farm-to-table restaurant inside a farmhouse surrounded by beautiful grounds. Always fresh ingredients, masterfully made and surrounded by beauty

What are your favorite hobbies outside of work?

Reading – particularly mystery novels. Supporting fund raising causes (walks etc.). Basketball spectating – I go to high school, college, and professional games. I also love family/friend scrabble tournaments and card games.

Describe your ideal weekend.

At a hotel near the beach, I’d wake up with a hot cup of tea and the paper. Then a long day at the beach with friends: reading, walks, ending with a lobster dinner. The next day we’d visit a winery for a wine tasting and then enjoy the vineyards where you can sit outside in the sunshine with music.