María Rogers Pascual, MA, CPC
Maria Rogers Pascual joined Prospera “officially” in January 2015. She has been supporting the organization and affiliate cooperatives as a leadership coach, consultant and trainer since June 2013. Maria brings over 20 years of experience jump starting and running new organizations, leadership development and income generating programs in the U.S and Latin America. She has worked with a wide range of organizations — from community-based groups and social businesses to international organizations and private foundations. Maria is particularly passionate about improving the lives of immigrant communities in the US. As the Executive Director of Partnership for Immigrant Leadership and Action (PILA) from 2003-08, Maria helped build the capacity of diverse immigrant-based organizations in the Bay Area and co-founded Mobilize the Immigrant Vote California Collaborative (MIV). She also served on the board of directors for Mujeres Unidas y Activas for seven years. Prior to that she was the Lead Consultant for The Civic Engagement Project for Children and Families (CEP) a collaborative project linking five foundations, eight local Children and Families Commissions in California, and the University of California. In the early 1990’s Maria helped establish five Greenpeace offices from scratch in Latin America, and was instrumental in creating self-sufficiency programs to enable locally driven initiatives for environmental sustainability. Maria has an M.A. in Intercultural Communication Studies. She is also a Certified Professional Coach and coach trainer with a focus on developing Spanish language programs for community transformation.