Maria is president and owner of Vanguard Communications, a full-service public relations firm committed exclusively to the marketing and promotion of social issues. With a focus on cultural and linguistic competence, Maria has managed communications and marketing campaigns for a broad spectrum of nonprofit organizations and government agencies. At Vanguard, she leads a team of more than 40 communications professionals who work to advance change in areas such as mental health, women’s health, education and environmental protection. A first-generation American, Maria is especially committed to the elimination of health and education disparities, and believes every child and family should have access to the services and supports they need to be thriving members of society.
President and CEO