Maria was born and raised in Wellsville, Ohio. She attended The Ohio State University, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Physical Therapy.
Maria has worked at East Liverpool City Hospital for 20 years and in the capacity of Director of Rehabilitation since 1998. Maria oversees the operations of Outpatient Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies as well as Acute Care Therapy, and Sport Medicine. She also manages outside contracts for local schools, home health companies, Early Intervention, and the Columbiana County Head Start Program.
Maria is married to Brian and they have three daughters, Alannah, 10, Elyse 8, and Bria 5.