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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.