A resident of Asbury Methodist Village, Maria writes for the AMV Village Life Newspaper and serves on AMV’s Keese School Curriculum Committee. She and her husband moved to Asbury from Florida where she worked for the University of Miami Women’s AIDS Program, Miami-Dade Community College and the Zoological Society of Florida as a professional grant-writer/grants administrator. She held volunteer leadership positions with the We Care Coalition and the Commission for Women and is now active with the American Association of University Women. A former elected school board member/chair, she is also a trained bereavement counselor. Maria and her husband Larry have 3 sons, 1 daughter, and 9 grandchildren.