Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Maria grew up wanting better for herself and her future family. It was with this vision in mind that she moved to New York when she was 15 years old. Despite a language gap, she successfully graduated high school and college. After college, Maria began her career in the healthcare industry, which she has served in for more than 30 years. Maria is currently a partner and CEO of Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care, a medical practice that offers dignified health care and a unique medical membership for $1 a day to the uninsured community. When not busy working for the noble cause of providing healthcare to the underserved population, Maria enjoys skiing, exercise, meditation, listening to audiobooks while driving, and spending time with her family.