Mary-Lena Kikta

PROGRAM MANAGER, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS | Elkridge, MD

As a member of the Operations team, Mary-Lena facilitates program distribution and implementation to United States Marine Corps Commands nationwide. Through dissemination of the program across commands, she maximizes the number of Marines benefitting from the program in order to ultimately increase connections for military families affected by service related separation.

Mary-Lena earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from Miami University and spent several years as an Air Force Logistics Readiness Officer, both active duty and reserves. She has experience as a project manager and volunteer for numerous military support family events. An active duty Marine Corps spouse, a mom to four children who have benefited from United Through Reading, and an avid reader, she is keenly aware of the hardships faced by military families and is committed to facilitating family support programs and initiatives. Mary-Lena and her family currently reside in Elkridge, Maryland. Contact Mary-Lena at mary-lenakikta@utr.org.

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