Board Director - Founding Director
Maria has worked for as a Community Dietitian for 20 years, most recently with Vancouver Coastal Health’s Healthy Living Program. In her current role, Maria consults with community agencies regarding resources for nutrition and healthy living education. Maria enjoys how food connects people. Much of her work has been with Indigenous people and with the multicultural community. She witnessed the wonderful, meaningful work of Red Fox while working several years as dietitian at the medical and social services agency, Sheway. Maria has published in the Journal of Aboriginal Health, the Canadian Journal of Public Health, the Journal of the Canadian Mental Health Association: BC Division and Positive Living Society of BC’s magazine. She received a BC Medical Services Foundation Award and the Community Nutritionists’ Council of BC award for Excellence in Community Nutrition.She has a Masters of Science from UBC. She is a Registered Dietitian. She is a member of the East Vancouver Aboriginal Diabetes Coalition and the BC College of Dietitians. Maria is a board member of the Grandview Woodland Food Connection Advisory Committee and the Vancouver Food Policy Council.