Title : Director of Special Projects
Company Name: UMET/SUAGM
Location : Bayamón,Puerto Rico
Specialty : Higher EducationK-12 Coordinating Head Start Health ProgramBiography :
María del Pilar Charneco is Director of Special Projects for UMET/SUAGM, where she supports the dean of the School of Health Sciences, the associate dean and program directors in project management, and implementation. She oversees the actualization of programs web site. access of resources and develops programs activities established by the dean of the School of Health Sciences. Programs includes from masters’ to baccalaureate and associate degrees as well as post degree programs in the areas of Nursing, Speech and Language Therapy and Pathology. Respiratory Therapy and Sonography, Previously, Maria worked as Assistant to UMET’s Chancellor and as Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs for 15 years. In 1998 when she joined UMET she was appointed Dean of Extension overseen the all services provided at the offsite centers located in Aguadilla, Jayuya as well as the Continuing Education and Evening Programs She is an expert in higher education and in innovation in education for K-12 level, She also work for 4 years as Coontinuing Education Director at Universidad Central del Caribe, Director of the National Diffusion Network at the PR General Council on Education and coordinated the Head Start Health Program, at state level for 8 years and at the New York Foundling Hospital for 4 years.. She holds bachelor’s degree in Arts in Education in Nutrition and Dietetics and a master’s degree in Public Health Education from Universidad of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus. She is getting ready to continue studies toward a doctorate degree in her areas or interest in Education, Health and Epidemiology.. Dedicated to empowering women in the workplace in her country, she loves to learn and planting the seeds of learning for others. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking and storytelling using Nationally Validated Programs to integrate the arts in reading and writing.