Employee Spotlight | Meet Marie

Meet Marie, An Administrative Assistant who has been with hope Haven for more than 10 years! Chances are, you and your family have had several encounters with Marie, but take a look at some fun facts you may not have known about her!

Tell us about what you do here!

“I schedule the families who come to Hope Haven for the Down Syndrome Center assessments. Families come from all over for the 4 part (education, OT, PT, and speech) assessment that we do.

We see families from all over Florida and families come from out of state and out of the country. We have seen families from Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Russia, the Bahamas, and Germany.

I also help with some aspects of the Discovery School at Hope Haven.”

Tell us a “fun fact” about you!

“I am from New Kensington, PA which is close to Pittsburgh. But, I moved here with my family at the start of my senior year in high school. I guess that I now qualify as a southern but with some northern overtones (can’t wear shoes without socks so no sandals. I still say gum bands instead of rubber bands to name a few).”

Tell us what you love the most about Hope Haven and what you most want people to know about Hope Haven!

“I have enjoyed being a part of the Hope Haven family. The Down Syndrome Center (DSC) at Hope Haven does strength-based assessments for OT, PT, speech, and education/cognitive. It is always wonderful to hear parents comment that they get so much information from our team and that they are grateful to for all of the positive feedback. Some families only get negative feedback, but our team looks for and sees the positives. They then give parents ideas and suggestions to help the families achieve higher goals for their child. And, it is fun working around the Hope Haven Discovery School. I love seeing the children grow and progress.”