Co-owner and Director of ESPRIT WELLNESS, Marlene promotes healthy living, advocates for patients rights, and is a proponent of informed consent. Marlene champions the Holistic Lifestyle Services of ESPRIT WELLNESS and ensures that ESPRIT WELLNESS is a movement, a community and a place where clients come to heal, relax, re-energize their senses, restore their spirit, and explore the possibilities of wellness for life.
She works closely with Dr. Sid in designing health and wellness programming to educate, support and inspire clients throughout their healing process and beyond. She implements innovative programming aimed at improving the quality of our clients lives and partners with leaders in the wellness industry, including Equinox Fitness, Pure Yoga, Integrative Nutrition, & Whole Foods, to bring a truly integrated service offering to you.
Prior to joining ESPRIT WELLNESS, Marlene spent six months leading the health and fitness operations at Equinox Fitness including their spa, group fitness and personal training, businesses. Prior to leaving Equinox, Marlene established a relationship between ESPRIT WELLNESS and Equinox Fitness. The result: You gain a complimentary 1- week pass to enjoy all of Equinox’s amenities and access to consult expert personal trainers and group fitness professionals.
Prior to partnering with Dr. Sid, Marlene spent eight years in the financial services industry, most recently as a Vice President at Citigroup’s Salomon Smith Barney Investment Banking division. Marlene received an M.B.A from Harvard Business School in 2000 and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana in 1994. Marlene is a CPA and is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French.
Marlene is presently a candidate for a Masters in Acupuncture from Tri-state School of Acupuncture in NYC. She is also candidate for a certification in Health Coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC. When she is not busy developing high performing Health & Wellness teams, or honing her acupuncture and nutrition health Coaching skills, you will find her OUTSIDE, perhaps in Guatemala, Paris, or Saratoga Springs on her boat LivingWELL with her husband, Dr. Sid and daughter, Dayanara!