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I take care of both my parents and haven't had a day off in almost 4 years. The respite five hours a week is such a blessing. It gives me time to run errands and if I have time left over, I take myself out to lunch or go to a park and read a book. Those five hours are a gift of time that I never had.
Teri D., Caregiver

Board of Directors

Dr. Maria De Los Santos, PhD

Maria has been a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Florida International University since 2007. She also serves as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner for the Psychiatric Practice at Occupational Psychiatry and Well Being of Florida since 2018.
Previously, Maria was an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner for Family Practice at the offices of Dr. Oscar Galvez, M.D.
Maria was a finalist for the Nursing Category of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce “Healthcare Heroes Award” in 2013 and nominated for the Faculty Excellence in Service Award at FIU in 2012.
She received her BSN, MPH, and MSN from Florida International University; post-masters certificate and PhD from Florida Atlantic University; and DNP from the University of Iowa.