Marie also oversaw the consultation services of The National Catholic Bioethics Center which provides free consultation services on ethical issues in health care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Furthermore, the Center provides ethics consultation to the Order of Malta as well as Catholic Relief Services, another major international relief agency. In fact, when the Order of Malta responds to global crises, such as the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, its health care professionals will not infrequently contact The National Catholic Bioethics Center for ethical guidance. Marie has always been actively involved in such consultations.
Despite her many academic degrees, teaching positions, and military rank, Marie has always been first and foremost – a nurse.