Maria holds more than twenty years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. She has been with Literacy Pittsburgh since 2005 and currently serves as Director of Marketing and Communications. She is responsible for connecting stakeholders with the agency and engaging the general public through a variety of traditional, digital and grassroots techniques.
She previously served as Director of Development for Literacy Pittsburgh. Prior to this, she held development positions with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
Maria serves on the Membership Committee of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Marketing Association. She is a past president of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a member of Coro Women in Leadership Class VIII.
She holds a B.A. in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a freelance graphic designer. When not at work, she can be found hanging out with her teenage son, cuddling with her cats, or redecorating her house.