Maria was born in Toledo, Ohio, but grew up in the neighborhood of Ottawa Hills with her parents, older sister, and younger brother. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and her Master’s degree in Public Health Administration, both from the University of Toledo. Maria and her husband, Corey Schmalzried, reside in Sylvania, Ohio with their dog, Jax.
Before joining ProMedica, Maria worked at Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center as the Project Coordinator for the DELTA (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership through Alliances) Program.
Maria enjoys spending time with family and friends, vacationing, and crafting. Maria also enjoys being a part of Association of Fundraising Professionals, United Way Emerging Leaders, Teen PEP Advisory Board, and the Lucas County Suicide and Prevention Coalition.