By Choosing Family I Chose Myself

April 18, 2023

Episode 266

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Description: Marianne Delatorre, Community Manager at Elizabeth Dole Foundation, shares her journey from being a Hidden Helper to transitioning into an adult caregiver. Marianne is hopeful that by sharing her story it will empower the community around their own Hidden Helpers.

This program is powered in part by Wounded Warrior Project® to honor and empower post-9/11 injured service members, veterans, and their families.


Show Notes:

EDF Hidden Helpers



Marianne Delatorre serves as the Hidden Heroes Caregiver Community (HHCC) Program Coordinator for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, where she is liaison between the Foundation and military and veteran caregivers in the HHCC online community. Prior to her role, Marianne was the Community Outreach Specialist at a local non-profit in San Diego County called Southern Caregiver Resource Center. She oversaw military community and legislative outreach, served as the physician/healthcare provider liaison, and developed/presented Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) community presentations. As a military caregiver for her Navy veteran mother, Marianne is passionate about driving resources and empowerment to Hidden Heroes and their families. She is proud to oversee the Hidden Heroes Caregiver Community where she believes wholeheartedly in the power of peer-based communities to uplift and support caregivers.

Marianne is very active in her local hometown, National City, and San Diego County sitting on several boards and commissions. She holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Ethnic studies from the University of California, San Diego.

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