|Position:||Domestic Program Director|
Maria Valenzuela is the Director of the Domestic Program with Esperança. She leads the community health programs Esperança provides within the Phoenix area. Maria is the co-author of the evidence-based nutrition curriculum Salud con Sabor Latino (Health with a Latin Flavor). She led the development of oral health programs and paved the way to deliver a diabetes course in the communities. Maria was asked to speak about the work she does in front of the United States Congress, she presented at two World Health Organization (WHO) global forums and was chosen for the Aspen-Aetna Healthy Communities Fellowship in 2019. She is dedicated and passionate about changing the lives of those that Esperança serves.