About Maria



      • Grew up in Knox and graduated from Keystone High School
      • Lives in Salem Township
      • Daughter of a WWII veteran
      • Brother was a Colonel in the United States Air Force
      • Sister is a teacher in Clarion County
      • Enjoys spending time with her two sons, Joey and James
      • Accomplished musician
      • Loves the outdoors: biking, hiking, walking, kayaking, and skiing
      • Pro-Life & Pro-2nd Amendment; NRA member
      • Life-long Republican



  • Clarion University | B.S. Speech Communication & Theatre; B.S. Elementary Education
  • Ohio Northern University | Juris Doctorate (Law Degree)
  • University of Pittsburgh | Doctorate, Education Leadership
  • Westminster College | Master’s, Education Administration



  • Over 15 years legal experience
  • Broad legal experience in civil, criminal & administrative law
  • Former Assistant District Attorney
  • Served as counsel in Departments of Health and State
  • Served as Administrative Hearing Officer presiding over hundreds of cases
  • Served as Program Director for Office of General Counsel Mediation Program under Governor’s jurisdiction
  • Skilled Mediator and Public Speaker
  • Compliance and Regulatory Experience
  • Health Care Law Experience
  • Proven Leadership Skills
  • Taught criminal justice, communications, and business courses.
  • Criminal justice courses taught: Juvenile Justice, Criminal Procedure and Administration of Justice.
  • Member of Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices Task Force (safe and effective use of opioids)