Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens and Long Island, Janet Marcic has been with the Maura Clarke – Ita Ford Center since November of 2008. She attended Stony Brook University and graduated with a BA with concentrations in Theatre, English and Sociology. After graduation she decided to pursue a career in the non-profit sector and started as a volunteer. Eventually her volunteering turned into a full time job and shortly after she successfully completed “Project Blueprint”, a program sponsored by United Way (now called NYC Board Serve) to train candidates to join non-profit Boards. Sitting on several Boards she stepped down after accepting a job to work for the City of New York at the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the NYC Department of Small Business Services respectively.
Specializing in Economic Development and Small Business Development, she also was the designated Empire Zone Coordinator in Far Rockaway, Queens before deciding to pursue an Executive Director position. Because of her extensive background in business, Janet also facilitates the Entrepreneurship program at the Center educating MCIF participants in their knowledge of creating a successful business.
Janet joined the Board of Directors and serves as Secretary at the Catholic Migration Office through the Brooklyn Diocese in 2011. She recently completed the CRE Leadership Caucus 10 for early career Executive Directors and Senior Managers.