Marjorie Dugan, Ph.D., Vice President

Marjorie Dugan, Ph.D.

M.P. Dugan Associates, LLC.: CEO & Consultant

Dr. Marjorie Dugan has served on the Board of Xiente for eight years; before joining the Board, Dr. Dugan had been engaged to undertake paid as well as pro bono projects for Xiente. She has been involved with Xiente since 1992. Currently, Dr. Dugan is serving as a consultant to Philadelphia FIGHT, a remarkable FQHC that serves those usually forgotten.

Dr. Dugan has extensive, senior level experience in education and health care strategic planning. She designed and led a team to implement and market a state-wide (PA) community college project to increase the numbers and success of women receiving public support to complete college and enter the workforce. Dr. Dugan developed an implementation model based on her strategic plan for restructuring prison health care for the Philadelphia Department of Prisons (City of Philadelphia); this model resulted in improved inmate health care as well as a $10 million cost reduction (year one) for the City of Philadelphia; she also completed an evaluation and strategic plan that to improve inmate services and broad-based operations at PDP. Dr. Dugan evaluated Tamaa, a project of the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Dugan interrupted her consulting to serve as Director of Policy and Planning for the City of Philadelphia.  In that role she developed initiatives for children, health care, university/city partnerships, workforce development (including literacy, youth development and welfare to work). During her career, Dr. Dugan served as Executive Director of the Fellowship Commission, one of the oldest civil/human rights organizations in the country; Executive Assistant to the President of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her career at the Community College of Philadelphia as founding Dean of the Division of Educational Support Services. While at CCP, Dugan received the Lindback Award (1978). She was also selected as a Fellow of the American Council on Education. She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and served as an evaluator for the Middle States Review of Schools and Colleges. Dr. Dugan was recognized by the Soroptimists and the National Conference of Christians and Jews, for her work to end bigotry in all its forms and address issues of inequality. She received an AB and MS in Biology (Immaculata College and Boston College, respectively) and an MS and Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania). Dugan’s daughter is Human Rights Counsel for the Center for Reproductive Rights, American team.