Maya is a Master's Candidate at DePaul School of New Learning.
Her degree focuses on clinical expertise and technology transfer
skills in the areas of women's issues, substance abuse, child welfare,
corrections, sexual assault and domestic violence.
Highlights About Maya
Author - If Only I'd Had This Caregiving Book. (2006) Authorhouse.
Bloomington, Indiana. Maya's Model is for stressed out professional
and family caregivers of ill or disabled loved ones.
Counselor Magazine - In the November 2004 edition of Counselor
Magazine, renowned researcher and author named Maya as one of the
top 60 woman making a difference.
PBS - TV - Maya was manager of Project SAFE, an award winning
project featured in the Bill Moyers series on addiction titled Close
To Home, demonstrating the power of collaboration to rebuild the
lives of addicted families in the child welfare system.
Criminal Justice - As consultant & trainer, Maya co-developed
a gender responsive curriculum and training video to train correction
officers and conducted a training of trainers.
Radio Interviews - Maya was interviewed on two Chicago radio
shows, with officers and women detainees, who'd been positively
influenced by Maya's gender competence training.
Governor's State University - Maya is on the GSU Addictions
Advisory Board, and is adjunct faculty, teaching the women and addictions
courses (classroom and on-line). GSU is the oldest (since1972) Master's
in Addiction Programs in the nation.
Won Award - In 1991 Maya received the Keith Keesey Award
for her progressive approaches and impressive outcomes with addicted
women. Those same approaches have become incorporated into every
quality treatment program in the nation today.
Master Trainer - Maya is a member of a team of trainers
conducting training of trainers and mentoring upcoming trainers
in the field of addictions for Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
Professional Counselor Association (IAODAPCA).
Consultant - As a national consultant and trainer Maya guides
treatment programs and treatment professionals to envision and evolve.