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Marlene Kalayilparampil, MHADepartment: Senior Staff
Title: Manager, Government Relations
Marlene is the Manager of Government Relations at the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ), the State's largest physician membership organization. Marlene analyzes a broad range of policies and legislation relevant to physicians, patients and the overall practice of medicine while serving as the lobbyist for all physicians within the State.
Marlene previously served as MSNJ’s Project Director for OneHealth NJ, a physician-led, health information exchange (HIE), and the NJ Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy, a grant-funded, joint initiative, developed by MSNJ, NJ Association of Health Plans & NJ Hospital Association, since joining MSNJ in 2016.
Prior to joining MSNJ, Marlene was selected for an Administrative Fellowship at RWJBarnabas Health where she focused on Policy Development, Government and Corporate Affairs under the mentorship of their Executive Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. Her main projects were to analyze the bill regarding out-of-network/surprise billing and the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
In 2014, Marlene was also selected for a competitive internship with Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, where she worked on advocacy and legislative issues with a focus on Women’s Health in Washington, D.C and U.S. Consumer Marketing for Women's Health at their headquarters in Whippany, NJ. She coordinated and launched World Contraception Day (WCD) for the U.S., a signature program of the company's that 72 other countries participate in annually. Due to the success of the launch, she was subsequently asked to be Bayer’s first U.S. Ambassador for WCD in 2016 where she was given a seed grant to implement a project focused on the ACA Contraceptive Mandate, bringing awareness to college students by educating them about their contraceptive options. She partnered with the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) to bring the most current and accurate educational information to light. She was then asked to present to world leaders and reproductive health advocates at the Women Deliver Conference in 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
She serves on the Board of Directors for the Kerala Sanitation Initiative-USA (KSI-USA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to promote public health and sanitation through construction activities and healthcare services to underserved schools and communities in Kerala, India. She also serves on Seton Hall University's MHA Alumni Board. She holds a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the School of Health & Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University and a Bachelors of Science in Public Health from William Paterson University.