President and CEO, Washington Women's Foundation
Maria is an alumna of GLF's thirteenth cohort and joined the board in 2019. In addition to Maria's is current role as the President and CEO of the Washington Women's Foundation where she is partnering with them to further their strategy for community transformation through equity-focused philanthropy, she serves on many boards, Maria serves on the boards of TeamChild and Allied Arts Foundation, as well as a Campaign Committee member for the Rainier Valley Food Bank and as a Communications Committee member for the Washington State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Board. Previously Maria worked as Director of Development for Path with Art and ACT Theatre, and in a wide variety of fundraising roles with Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Museum of Popular Culture, and Swedish Medical Center Foundation. Her passions and beliefs align with her work: Food, Art, and Justice for All.