Maria has built her career around mission-driven organizations with which she personally connects. She believes an organization is only at its best through its people. As a human resources (HR) professional for more than 20 years and a counselor working with women and families before that, Maria blends her background in counseling with her responsibilities to the employees at the Colorado Health Foundation, as well as applying her experience to her role as a Council Board member.
Maria makes time to care for herself in many ways, including workouts, quiet time, and hanging out with close friends and family. She’s an expert at both hiking high mountains and binge-watching good TV. You’ll also find her roaming Denver’s world-class museums to view fine art, including the only collection of Konovalenko sculptures on display outside of Moscow at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.