Maria Ferreira

Director of Development & Communications


Maria has more than 20 years of experience working in the non-profit sector, including 18 years at The Nature Conservancy. She has a strong background in many areas of non-profit management, including fundraising, marketing/communications, organizational development, crisis management and strategic planning. Maria is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and is a trained Life Coach, licensed Realtor and licensed General Contractor. What she loves most about Hope Solutions is the genuine compassion and commitment of her colleagues. Maria lives in Walnut Creek with her husband and two children. She enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and watching stand-up comedy. She believes everyone has a natural gift, even if they need help discovering what it is.

What do you love about working at Hope Solutions?

I love working with Hope Solutions’ program staff because I see first-hand how committed they are to our organization and our clients. Their compassion is so genuine and it inspires me every day.