Marlene Nampitjinpa was an inspiration for starting Malpa’s Young Doctors for Life and she is now an Ambassador. She is a highly respected Pintupi woman from the Western Desert. Marlene has made a remarkable contribution to health for her people as Chair of The Purple House. The Purple House got a community funded dialysis centre up and running in Walungurru (Kintore) and Alice Springs. Marlene has, for the last ten years, been a Director of WDNWPT (Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation). Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku translates to "making families well". She was also a health worker at the clinic. Marlene saw white people for the first time in 1962 and so some years back she went to New York to appear in and narrate a documentary about the Pintupi people and the Papunya Tula art movement.