Maria Murillo joined Uplift Family Services in 2015 as the Clinical Director for the San Bernardino region. She became the Regional Executive Director in July of 2019. Maria is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who possess over 15 years of experience providing clinical services at community-based organizations, school-based settings, community-based settings, and in-home services. Maria also has experience in providing evidence-based models and is certified in the following: Positive Parenting Program Levels 3, 4 and 5 (Triple P), Prepare and Enrich, Seeking Safety (trauma focused and substance abuse), Parent Child Interaction Therapy, and Teacher Child Interaction Training (therapist and trainer).
Prior to joining Uplift Family Services, she was at Family Services Association serving as the Clinical Administrator for the Mental Health Clinic Department, who in 2010 partnered with First 5 Riverside and the Department of Mental Health (currently known as Riverside University Health System-Behavioral Health) in the Growing Health Minds Campaign. This countywide initiative was geared towards children ages 0-5 and their caregivers, and provided community and parent education, as well as screening, intervention, and treatment services to support social emotional development in children.