Maria serves as Dean of Arts, Humanities, Health Sciences, and Athletics at Jamestown Community College, a post she has held since 2014. Prior to becoming Dean, she worked as Director of College Connections, JCC’s concurrent enrollment program. From 2009-2012, Maria also served as the President of NYCEP – New York State Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. In addition to her employment at the college, Maria served as a Chautauqua County Legislator for 12 years representing District 15 in the city of Jamestown. While a legislator, she acted as Majority Leader, Chair of the Planning and Economic Development Committee, and member of the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency.
Maria received a BA in English and Philosophy from SUNY Geneseo, teaching certification from St. Bonaventure University, and an MA in English from SUNY Fredonia. She resides in Jamestown with her husband Tim; they are the parents of two grown sons, Jacob and Luke.