After many years as a certified Information Technology project manager in several corporations, I had a strong calling to do more meaningful and purposeful work and started Maria Latimore Group. My consulting practice leverages the substantial skills and knowledge that I’ve developed throughout a career spanning high tech, health insurance and financial services to help nonprofits to more efficiently implement projects to increase organizational capacity.
As a child growing up in Roxbury I benefited from nonprofit community programs through which I attended summer school at the Winsor School and a pre-engineering program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. These experiences exposed me to many options and changed my life. They helped me to understand the tremendous impact that nonprofit organizations have on individuals and the larger community.
It’s important and personal for me to now apply my toolset to make a difference in the community by helping nonprofit organizations to increase the efficiency of their service delivery and realize their missions to help others.
I am a PMP certified project manager with over 30 years of experience planning and executing successful projects and programs that help organizations reach their full potential and achieve excellence. I apply my comprehensive knowledge and skills, build trusting work relationships and communicate effectively to help organizations achieve excellence.
- BA in Business Management from Simmons College
- Project Management Professional – PMP Certified
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Maria’s insight and experience with strategic planning made the whole experience enjoyable and manageable. Her ability to include everyone’s ideas and opinions while shepherding us through the process made me confident that the final product we created was of high quality and reflected our community needs. Her collaborative approach when designing the project scope as well as individual meeting agendas and activities was key to the overall success of this project. First-rate/high quality work and professionalism!
Jim Hermelbracht – Director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston
Maria is an incredibly skilled and highly proficient project manager and teacher/mentor. She quickly grasped our unique and complex health organization and engendered tremendous confidence from team members. I wish I had her back right now!
Laura Wagner, SVP Geriatric Services, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Maria displayed a can-do attitude and out-of-the-box thinking to help move forward our initiatives. Her leadership and organizational skills are second to none. She ranks among the top program managers I have worked with.
Bennie Jones – Young People’s Success Series
Maria has this remarkable way of bringing everything and everyone together. Her friendly but assertive style and constant enthusiasm has earned the collective trust and respect of everyone.
Lendale Beverly – Young People’s Success Series
Maria is a whole-brain thinker who is equally gifted at analyzing initiatives from the concept level and taking them down to a very granular action-plan level with a focus on accountability.
Michele Simos – The Dignity Institute
Maria is a strong, ethical leader with a blend of technical skills combined with sharp business acumen. She is dedicated in her quest to deliver streamlined solutions and implement changes to address the most complex problems.