Maria is a transformational business and funding strategist, speaker, author, philanthropist, event producer, serial entrepreneur and consummate deal-maker.  She began her corporate career as a pharmacist negotiating and managing multi-million dollar provider accounts in home healthcare with companies such as New England Critical Care, HMSS and Lincare. Maria has served on advisory panels to organizations such as J&J Ortho Biotech, The American Cancer Society and Celerion. In 1992 she co-authored Pharmacy Statutes for the State of Arizona which are still on the books today. Since retiring from a successful career in healthcare in 1999, she has founded and served as CEO of a number of businesses in retail, technology, services, fashion,

and real estate investing. Maria grew her first retail business from a single location into a chain of successful stores and multiplied her income over 1000% in her first year. She then sold it for a profit in year two. Maria has been responsible for raising over $10 million in funding for multiple projects and has created millions in revenue. She founded Passion To Prosperity International in 2002, a business development firm serving those who desire to use their business as a force for good on the planet. She has provided funding, sales and marketing support to existing organizations such as CEO Space International, Women’s Information Network, The National Business Experts and Les Brown Enterprises. Her 7-Step Enlightened Business Building System™, online programs and live events have helped thousands of start-up entrepreneurs over the years bring their ideas to life with solid, conscious business models which include acquiring capital, building powerful teams and customer attraction strategies.

She is the Author of “Passion To Prosperity: Instant Ways To Profit From Your Skills and Talents” and the upcoming book “The Money Hasn’t Left The Planet”, has been featured in Success Magazine and has made appearances on ABC and Fox TV. Maria proudly serves as a Founding Member of the Association of Transformational Leaders, and hosts the acclaimed Enlightened Entrepreneur Summit.