Maria joined Central Valley Training Center Inc., (CVTC) as an Instructor at the Stockton Day Program in January 2001. Maria continued to grow with the company and in February 2002 worked as a Direct Support Professional and Team Leader at the Another Way Supported Living Program. In 2005, Maria was promoted to Program Manager at the Another Way Program. Maria gained experience serving individuals with intellectual disabilities by becoming a licensed Administrator for an Adult Residential Facility in 2007. Maria transferred to the Stockton Day Program in 2008 as a Program Coordinator where she has a passion for training and empowering the consumers and staff that she works with.
Maria continues to network with agencies such as Special Olympics and the CHOICES Institute to bring athletic and Self Advocacy experiences and training to the consumers of CVTC.
In April 2017, Maria assisted in the opening of the Stockton East Day Program. In March 2018, Maria promoted to Program Director.
Maria enjoys learning new things, spending time with her family, traveling for leisure and supporting her son’s passion for sports.