Director of Human Capital
Maria is the Director of Human Capital and leads the Beacon Pointe Human Resources Department. Maria is responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership for all aspects of the human resources function. This includes the development of HR policies, strategic staffing plans, recruitment, compensation, professional staff development, benefits, health and safety. Maria’s goal is to maximize effectiveness in the workforce, while continually promoting a positive, inclusive workplace. Previously, Maria worked for Javier’s for more than a decade, starting as a hostess and working her way up to Human Resources Manager. While working at Javier’s, she gained a lot of experience in Human Resources and went through the growing pains of opening two new restaurant locations. After her tenure at Javier’s, Maria moved to the Palm Springs area where she worked for FedEx as an Operations Administrator II-HR. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor’s in Social Ecology, and received her Human Resources Management Certificate from the University of California, Irvine. Outside of the office, Maria likes to spend time with her family, visit the beach, and go to concerts.