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Marlene Waterston, CAFM, CAPA

Director of Operations,
Southeast Collegiate

Marlene Waterston is the powerhouse behind the financial stability at Winnipeg’s Southeast Collegiate (SEC) – a unique, educational facility and on-campus residence for 156 indigenous students who hail from remote communities across Manitoba, Canada.

In just ten years, as Finance Administrator, Finance and Operations Manager now Director of Operations, Marlene has been part of a team that turned a $600,000 deficit into a sustainable operation that was able to dedicate $3.1MM towards the construction of a new school, which opened in May 2018. She also is the only Human Resource person at the facility, in which she has created over 250 Policies that are in use today along with salary scales and of course job descriptions, which have helped lead the way to this financial turnaround.

Marlene holds several diplomas including two from AFOA Canada which are; CAFM (Certified Aboriginal Finance Manager), as well as CAPA (Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator. She is currently working on obtaining her CPHR (Certified Professional Human Resource) designation.

Application forms are found on the AFOA Canada website