Paralegal-Advocate, Health Insurance Navigator Unit Manager
Natalie Marles is the Health Insurance Navigator Unit Manager in the Family Support and Health Care Program at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. Under the Navigator Program, Natalie and the Navigator team advise our clients who need assistance understanding healthcare access and public benefits in North Carolina.
Prior to joining the Advocacy Center in July 2016, Natalie served as an intern at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse, working with the Family Court Administration. She also interned with the Union County Sheriff’s Office and volunteered with Guardian Ad Litem for two years. She received her paralegal certification from Charlotte School of Law and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from ECPI University. Beyond her role at the Advocacy Center, Natalie co-founded and is the vice president of El Puente Hispano, a non-profit organization that aims to help Hispanics and Latinos in Cabarrus County; Natalie also served for two terms on the advisory board of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino affairs and has been a board member for organizations like the Latin American Council of Charlotte (Enlace), Habitat Cabarrus, among others. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and getting to know new cultures and foods in her leisure time.
Natalie works at the Advocacy Center because her previous experience as an immigrant acclimating to a new country inspires her to help those of a similar background. “As a Latina and Immigrant, I had to overcome many obstacles and learn to navigate a new country. I love working for people who are experiencing the same issues, and every day, they are only looking to learn and succeed to offer their families a better quality of life.”