EXPERIENCED FOR THE JOB

Maria Cervania has real experience that directly align with Wake County’s priorities

• Strategist and change advocate: Plans and manages multi-million dollar projects, aligning organizational goals with technology to drive process improvements and bottom-line gains


• Skillful leader offering 20 years of success leading all phases of diverse projects: Certified as Project Management Professional, manages program and project teams, merges client needs with requirements, and produces high-quality deliverables that meet or exceed timeline, logistical and budgetary targets


• Exceptional communicator: Leverages technical and business knowledge to communicate effectively with executive management, internal business partners (including all levels of employees), outside consultants, external vendors, and the public

 

PROFESSIONAL

Pertinent Experience

PROJECT MANAGER AND BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

Rehabilitation Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services,  Blind Services, Early Childhood Intervention and Disability Determination Services 

Identified operational redundancies and promoted integrated service delivery to gain efficiencies.

CROSS-PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT ANALYST

Department of Family and Protective Services

Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Child Care Licensing, Prevention and Early Intervention, and Statewide Intake

• Developed policies and procedures to integrate performance data into management, increase accountability, and ensure continuous improvement.
• Partnered with Human Resources to analyze results of various hiring assessment tools to show their efficacy in identifying talented and productive, yet passionate and resilient employees to build a strong, diverse, and inclusive work sentiment and environment.

PROGRAM SPECIALIST AND STATISTICIAN

Department of State Health Services


Maternal & Child Health Bureau: 
Women’s and Infant Health, Child Health, Adolescent Health and

Children with Special Health Care Needs

Led assessments, implementation plans, and evaluations to improved Maternal, Infant and Child Health.

RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGER

Office of Court Administration

Conducted highly advanced research on court administration issues concerning all levels of courts in the Texas judicial system.

 

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Integrative Biology and  Physical Education
Emphases: Exercise Physiology and Sports Management 
Minor: Population Studies and Demography

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

MPH(c): Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Emphases: Epidemiology of Aging and Chronic Disease Epidemiology

 

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

A Life-long Democrat, Progressive Activist and Community Advocate

 

WAKE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Executive Board Member - Cary Vice Chair 
District Coordinator, West Cary
Data Management Corp

NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY

2nd Vice Chair, Asian American/Pacific Islander Caucus
Member, NCDP State Executive Committee

WAKE COUNTY COMMISSION FOR WOMEN

Chairwoman and Member

WAKE COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Member

TOWN OF CARY POLICE DEPARTMENT CITIZENS ASSISTING POLICE (CAP) TEAM

Member

BERKELEY (CARY, NORTH CAROLINA) HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

President and Board Member

OBAMA FOR AMERICA

2012: ARIZONA LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 18

2008: TEXAS SENATE DISTRICT 14

Organizer, Neighborhood Team Leader and Data Manager

U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL FLOORBALL TEAM

Team Member

BERKELEY FREE CLINIC

Medic

 

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