Maria Herrera is the Executive Director of the Spanish Speaking Community of Md. Inc.; a non-profit organization that strives for equality and sustainability for the most vulnerable international families so that they may be able to reach and enjoy the socio-economic level necessary for self-sufficiency. As an immigrant
from Cuba herself, she oversees the organization’s wide-range of offerings such as victims of abuse support, food needs, health care, education, housing, employment and immigration services for low-income families. Ms. Herrera is a frequent speaker on Hispanic affairs, education and immigration at events, public school forums and conferences. She has served as a member of the Public Health and Human Services Transition Team for Fitzwater. She currently serves or is a member of the DEI Advisory Board for the City of Frederick, Frederick County Health Care Coalition, DVCC Victims Services,
Frederick Community Health Center, the Committee against Hate and Violence for Montgomery County, Coalition for the Homeless (FCCCC), Latino Liaison Committee, Truancy Reduction Counsel (TRC), Victim’s Services
Subcommittee (DVCC), and the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). She has been awarded the HEART SHERO Award by the Frederick Chamber of Commerce, Local Hero by Representative from Maryland, Jamie Raskin, and Census Champion by Census Maryland. Ms. Herrera has served in key technology and strategic Executive roles at a top 100 global law firm including the position of Global Chief Information Officer. She also served as an executive member of the mergers and acquisition team, and advisor to complex litigation cases.