Marjorie Malpiede

Marjorie Malpiede

Executive Director

Ms. Malpiede is Executive Director of the Mary Christie Institute, Editor of the Mary Christie Quarterly and host of the Quadcast. As a journalist and strategist, Ms. Malpiede has over thirty years of leadership experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

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She has advised public agencies, campaigns, private companies and non-profit organizations on policy, communications, and government relations. From 2007 to 2013, Ms. Malpiede was the Vice President of Programming and Public Affairs for MassINC and CommonWealth magazine, a non-partisan research organization and policy journal. Before then, she spent twelve years as the Vice President of Public Affairs at The MENTOR Network, a national health and human services company based in Boston. She began her career at BOSTON Magazine and later worked in state government as a press aid and speechwriter. Ms. Malpiede has a Masters in Public Affairs from the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston and a BS from Drew University.

mmalpiede@marychristieinstitute.org

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Mental and Behavioral Health

Questions and Answers with Marvin Krislov, President of Pace University

Pace University’s mission is captured in the Latin word “Opportunitas,” which the school defines as “Providing all students, regardless of economic background, access to the transformative power of education.” As evidence that it lives up to its word, Pace has been ranked as the best private, four-year college or university…

MCQ. Issue 26
07/18/2022
Student Success, Mental and Behavioral Health

The Meaning of Success: How the Coalition for Life Transformative Education is Changing the Game

Few would argue that college can be a life-changing experience. But what if it could change not just what you know, but who you are?  What if the goal of going to college were to achieve life-long wellbeing, as well as a good career? And what if that opportunity were…

MCQ. Issue 25
04/25/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Kylie Unell’s Leap of Faith

Kylie Unell holds a number of identities.  She is a Doctoral fellow at NYU studying German and Jewish philosophy, a board member for Jewish organizations, a writer, a podcaster, and a public speaker who is Jewish and bi-racial. But it is the acceptance of the struggles that come with her…

MCQ. Issue 25
03/02/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health

Bringing Your Whole Self to Work: A Conversation with Rick McKenney, President & CEO of Unum Group

There was once a time when talking about mental health at work would be on the “what not to do” list for entry-level employees. But a new generation of recent graduates is taking their determination to normalize the conversation around mental health right into the workforce. The question is: how…

MCQ. Issue 25
02/16/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A New Survey Shows Why and How Students are Turning to One Another for Peer Mental Health Support

The college mental health crisis is forcing new ways of thinking about student wellbeing.  With limited resources, high demand for services, and the continued challenge to reach those who are most at risk, peer-led mental health counseling is becoming wide-spread on campuses across the country. Defined as “mental health support…

MCQ. Issue 24
01/24/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A Conversation with Carolyn “Biddy” Martin, President of Amherst College

When asking Biddy Martin about college student mental health and wellbeing, it is clear she has thought a great deal about it. One of the top concerns in her remaining months as president of Amherst College is how the trauma and losses of COVID-19 have affected students’ ability to thrive.…

MCQ. Issue 24
01/24/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Quadcast: Elizabeth Bradley, President of Vassar College

MCI:  You have just co-authored a paper on Mental Health on College Campuses, which I read last week. It is a terrific resource and provides great direction. Is this evidence that your interest and concern about student mental health has grown over the past few years? Has it become a…

MCQ. Issue 24
01/24/2022
Substance Use, Mental and Behavioral Health

College Substance Use in the Time of COVID

The effect of COVID-19 on college student mental health is widely reported and can, in part, be evidenced by the increasing demand for counseling services.  The degree to which the pandemic affected substance use patterns, including binge drinking and cannabis use, appears to be less obvious and, perhaps, more complicated. …

MCQ. Issue 24
01/24/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Success

A Global Mindset: Student Mental Health at Minerva University

Statistically speaking, students at Minerva University are far from average. The San Francisco based school is need-blind and merit-based, admitting less than 2% of those who apply.  Eighty percent of the students receive financial aid.  Only 12% are American.  The rest come from 70 separate countries. While Minerva students begin…

MCQ. Issue 24
11/10/2021