Currently, Maria is a Board Member of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, the Children’s Golf Foundation, The First Tee of the Palm Beaches and the Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center which serves 107 at-risk youth. She serves as an advisor and motivational speaker for many local non-profit agencies including the Student ACE’s program and the Suits for Seniors Program. This year she will serve on the 2020 Go Red for Women Luncheon Board and the 2020 Melanoma Foundation Luncheon Board where she will again serve as the Melanoma Foundation Luncheon Mistress of Ceremony. Maria is also a Co-Chair of Palm Beach County Cares, an agency dedicated to disaster relief.
Maria is an Ambassador of the Honda Classic, a Graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2010, has served on the Board of Directors, chaired several committees and was a 2015 Leadership Excellence Award Finalist.
A native of Connecticut and a graduate of the University of Connecticut, Maria won the State Women’s Amateur Golf Championship in 1985. She came to Florida to improve her golf skills and never left the Sunshine State.
Still a golf professional, Maria has been a member and mentor with the LPGA since 1994, where she served on the Association’s National Marketing Committee and as Southeast Section Treasurer.
Maria’s next chapter: Candidate for Palm Beach County Commission, District 1. The Election is November 3. 2020.