As the Director of Workplace Safety & Compensation Policy for the Ontario Division of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Maria monitors and directly responds to all policy and legislative changes involving the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.   Outside of CME, Maria serves as an employer member on the Employment Insurance Board of Referees, where she hears appeals relating to decisions made by the Employment Insurance Commission.


Previous Work Experience

• Employment Insurance Board of Referees (2006 to Present)
• Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (1990 to Present)
• L.A. Liversidge & Associates (1989-1990)
• Ontario Workers’ Compensation Board  (1986-1989)



• Member of the WCB Chairman’s Task Force on Service Delivery
• Member of the WSIB Chair’s Industrial Manufacturing Advisory Committee
• Written numerous responses to WSIB and Ministry of Labour legislative and policy amendments
• Made numerous presentations to Government of Ontario Standing Committees and Commissions



• Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major  in Political Science, University of Toronto, St. George Campus, 1985