MPA (Fellows), 2020
Central Contracts Unit, CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Maria served with the Department of Social Services’ Programmatic Division, affording her the unique opportunity to perform both fiscal and programmatic functions for State & Federal Housing Programs, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Housing Programs, Social Services Block Grant, Community Services Block Grant and the Social Services Block Grant Hurricane Sandy Program. She currently serves at the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in the Central Contracts Unit. The Unit manages contractual and associated fiscal functions for the Department of Housing, Department of Rehabilitation Services, State Unit on Aging and the Office of Early Childhood. Maria credits her opportunities within the State of Connecticut to the Finance undergraduate degree she earned from UConn. She sees the MPA Fellows Program as helping her become a well-rounded effective leader.