Head of Global Product Donations– Office of Social Business Innovation / Global Impact Giving – Merck & Co., Inc. & Executive Vice President- Merck Patient Assistance Program, Inc.
Marilyn leads the strategic direction and oversight of the company’s global product donation programs. This includes responsibilities over the U.S. Patient Assistance Program (Merck PAP), where she serves as an Executive Vice President on the Merck Patient Assistance Program, Inc.’s Board. Over the past five years, her contributions, and collaborative efforts, under this U.S. based private charitable foundation, have directly impacted over a million underserved individuals across the U.S with product donations valued over $7 billion. In addition, Marilyn has oversight of the Merck Medical Outreach Program, the company’s primary platform to donate its pharmaceuticals and vaccines for humanitarian aid in the developing world and in support of disaster relief and emergency response worldwide. She also has oversight of the Mectizan Donation Program, the company’s 35 year disease specific drug donation program. She is a “We Work for Health Champion” award honoree and she served as a Fellow in the MSD Richard T. Clark Fellowship for Global Health Program where she worked on a policy platform and a strategic framework for a sustainable succession plan for global private and public key stakeholders focused on a cure for HIV. She also serves on the Merck Women’s Network Employee Business Resource Group’s Leadership team as the co-lead of its global talent and development for its 10,000+ membership and also helps serve as a Wellness Champion. Marilyn graduated from Pennsylvania State University and holds a MBA from Temple University.