Maria is a native Rhode Islander, currently residing in Glocester, RI. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in both Sociology and Criminal Justice from Rhode Island College, Maria worked as a victim advocate for domestic violence, as well as, a residential counselor at a domestic violence shelter. Maria also served as a behavioral health technician at an adolescent group home, assisting in their care and providing comfort to children in need. Maria treats every client with empathy and kindness to assist them in becoming their best selves. Maria is a strong advocate for addiction recovery and has been an advocate for the recovery community for over 10 years volunteering time and resources to support those struggling with addiction. Anyone who walks into OSRC is always immediately greeted by Maria’s warm smile and cheerful attitude, and she is always willing to go the extra mile to help those who are looking to help themselves.
Maria enjoys spending time with her family including two sons, her husband and her dogs, Wally and Douglas.