Maria T Rodman is a unique and infectious human being. Unique in the fact that she can juggle multiple projects, introductions and conversations at the same time while staying focused and intent on everything going on around her. Infectious in that her energy, enthusiasm, personality and professionalism are spell binding from the instant you meet her.
Born in Havana Cuba, Maria came to the United States in 1969 as a child with her family and only the clothes they had on their backs. Growing up in Central Florida, Maria quickly learned English and was the family interpreter and English teacher.
Farmington’s gain is that Maria was recently chosen from a pool of 23 candidates as the Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Farmington. Although Maria has not worked directly in the B&GC Movement, she has worked with Clubs on the parameter of her occupation which has been as a national speaker and trainer on trauma-informed practice, youth development, community development and community collaborations. Her involvement and collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs around the country is one factor that tweaked her interest in applying for relocating to Farmington. The other was moving from the packed population of Massachusetts to the wide open spaces of the Southwest Region which she and her husband Richard (a retired Professor) have embraced as a life changing opportunity.
Tasked with operating the Club and building on what it has meant to our community, Maria is the consummate professional with a can do attitude and wide eyed acceptance for taking the Boys & Girls Club to the next and higher level of operation. She loves kids, the community, baseball (CMWS) and the Mission and philosophy Boys & Girls Clubs places on serving its Members.