Marvel is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee’s and a Commissioner on the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs, which advocates for the rights of the eight recognized tribes that are represented in the state. Marvel co-chairs the Indian Child Welfare, and member of the Environmental Justice, Recognition, and several other committees’ for the Commission. In collaboration with NC Department of Health and Human Services Marvel has helped in bringing awareness and education to the need of culturally competent best practice within Indian communities across the state. Marvel represents the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on the NC Indian Health Board, NC State Advisory Council for Cooperative Extension and the Community Child Protection Team Advisory Board.
Marvel is a Certified Clinical Supervisor and Substance Abuse Counselor.
Currently Marvel is finishing out her PhD. dissertation in Public Health from Walden University.
Marvel’s education includes:
Master’s, Clinical Social Work – University of Tennessee
Bachelor of Science, Social Work – Western Carolina University
Bachelor of Applied Science, Criminal Justice – Western Carolina University
Associate’s Degree, Human Services – Southwestern Community College
Associate’s Degree, Substance Abuse Counseling – Southwestern Community College