Maya Grigorovich-Barsky joined America’s Promise Alliance in 2008 and has served in a number of different positions since. Currently, she serves as the Senior Director of Executive Operations & Events, serving as the focal point for cross-cutting organizational management functions as well as liaising with the organization’s Board of Directors. Additionally, she spearheads the planning and execution of all major events of the organization.
Prior to joining America’s Promise Alliance, Maya worked in a variety of sectors, including education, hospitality, and veterinarian medicine, and prior to her time in Washington, DC, she resided in Austria, Germany, Italy, and most recently, Japan where much of her family still lives.
Maya has a background in education, organizational management, administration, events and hospitality, and she has earned a master’s degree in Special Education from American University, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts.
Additionally, Maya teaches part-time as a therapeutic riding instructor at LiftMeUp! Therapeutic Riding in Great Falls, Virginia, where her combined experience, knowledge, and creativity of working with horses and individuals with special needs has proven to be useful in helping to build deep and meaningful relationships with her clients. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia (TRAV).
Maya is passionate about equitable access to resources and opportunities, particularly for those living with disabilities, and brings that passion to all of her work.
In her free time, she enjoys horse riding, skiing, diving, and attending stand-up comedy shows.