Maria Ovando

Manager of Health and Social Services

Maria Ovando grew up in the Canary Islands, Spain. She is currently getting her bachelor’s degree in Health Administration Management from George Mason University. She also holds a medical assistant and billing and coding specialist certificate. Maria is passionate about focusing on the needs and values of the immigrant and working-class communities; this is why she feels at home with CASA as she begins the journey to lead the Health and Social Services department. She loves forming strong connections with her team and believes in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Maria is fluent in Spanish and English. Personally, she is married, enjoys traveling, exercise, concerts, and loves art, especially visiting museums. In addition, she is a huge animal lover and absolutely loves spending time with her dog Cersei, and two cats, Ginger and Pepe.