Field Services Specialist
After being a volunteer for 9 years, MaeRetha, joined the Ombudsman Program as Field Service Specialist. “I am proud to be included in this great team of dedicated staff and volunteers advocating for the elderly in Ventura County.”
MaeRetha brings of wealth of knowledge and clinical healthcare experience to our program. She has a B.S. degree from Saint Louis University, School of Nursing and Allied Health and Masters’ degree in Business Administration from National University. MaeRetha is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and a Certified Health Coach. She retired in Los Angeles area after working for the State of California 28 years in northern California in various health programs as a health education consultant, health program specialist and analyst working on issues that impact health outcomes for some of this state’s most vulnerable populations.
MaeRetha also has an academic background as Program Director and adjunct professor in Health Sciences and Health Informatics at five colleges three of which were California’s Community Colleges: Solano, Los Rios and Moorpark.
MaeRetha has been serving her community in various ways over the years as volunteer/mentor for various organizations like STAND Against Domestic Violence, the California Black Women’s’ Health Project, Dress for Success – Los Angeles, Youth Saturday School for NAACP Ventura County.
MaeRetha enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with family and friends. She has two adult children and two grandchildren. Her personal interests include meditation, decorating, reading and cooking.
People often ask why she loves spending time with seniors and it’s because she lost her parents before they aged and this is her way of honoring them. “I feel blessed and honored to be in seniors’ presence protecting their rights for quality care and services.”