PT – Regional Rehab Coordinator of NHC South Central Region and is the Leadership category chair for the NHC SCR Baldrige Steering Committee. Maria has been with NHC since 1992. Maria received her degree in Physical Therapy in 1990 from Southwestern University. She received the TNCPE Champion in Excellence Award in 2013. Her many years of direct patient care, managing and educating therapists under her supervision as well as her peers has given her an extensive background in geriatric rehab and management. Her leadership and managing skills allowed her to become a Master Examiner for AHCA and TNCPE.