Board Member since 2022
Maria Rogers Pascual is a program director at the LeadersTrust (formerly known as Haas Leadership Initiatives) where she partners with grantmakers to bring long term, high touch leadership and organizational development resources to strengthen leaders, organizations and movements for social change. One of her primary areas of focus is supporting worker rights organizations across California in partnership with the Irvine Foundation.
Maria is the former Co-executive Director for Prospera Community Development and is excited to be joining the board to offer her talents to the organization in new ways. She brings her full self to her work and to the Prospera community: her experience growing up in a bi-cultural and bilingual family, her many years juggling family and work, her coaching practice, and her dedication to creative and contemplative practices. Maria also brings insights gathered through many years of experience jump starting and running new organizations, leadership development initiatives, and income generating programs in the Bay Area and throughout Latin America.
Prior to her work with the LeadersTrust and Prospera Maria ran Creative Outcomes, her own coaching and consulting Business. She also served as the Executive Director of Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action (PILA), where she led civic engagement programs for community-based organizations in the Bay Area. During her tenure at PILA she co-founded Mobilize the Immigrant Vote California Collaborative (MIV), now Power California; and served on the founding board of directors for Mujeres Unidas y Activas. In the 1990’s Maria helped launch 5 Greenpeace offices throughout Latin America.