Maria joined AMS in 2021, to serve as a Human Resources Associate and assist in Operations. She brings to AMS 10+ years’ experience in project management and administrative support. Maria is completing her Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management and plans to become SHRM- CP certified in 2022. In her HR Associate role, Maria works closely with Vice President, Melissa Forburger, to support AMS staff in HR services and assist in internal workplace culture. Maria also assists Operations Director Lily Davidson in ensuring compliance for Accreditation and supporting AMS’s operational needs.
Maria started her career within healthcare and non-profit organizations in administrative roles. Maria has a variety of experience ranging from team support, health benefits insurance, flexible spending claims, employee policy interpretation, graphic design and editing and event planning. She responds to challenges with confidence, positivity and determination. She is fluent in Spanish and English.
Maria lives in Hyattsville, MD. She is a supporter of local animal rescues, local urban farming initiatives, assists refugee families, and participates in community wellness events. Maria enjoys multi-cultural social events, which provide an opportunity to learn about cultures through food and traditions. Maria appreciates nature and hopes to become a master gardener soon.