Maria Grace Folsom, Director of Empowerment Programs

673A1979Maria Grace Folsom serves as Director of Empowerment Programs for “What is Your Voice, Inc.” She is a proud member of a unique group of people who find joy in “crunching numbers.” She earned her Bachelors in Accounting at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and later passed the CPA licensure exam. For fifteen years, she worked with several multinational pharmaceutical companies including a position as Accounting Manager with Orient Euro Pharma (OEP) Philippines. Maria came to the United States in 2003 and joined the team at Merck Animal Health as a Senior Finance Analyst. She earned her MBA in Finance in 2011 at Wilmington University in Delaware.

Maria actively serves her church and is deeply committed to helping others. She facilitates Peacemaker Seminars, training people to face and overcome personnel or professional conflicts using biblical principles. Her future plans are to add a financial training Money 101 Series, along with a Marriage Enrichment Seminar.

She enjoys continental travel, the outdoors, being in front of the camera, and is an avid reader and passionate about her faith. She loves caring for and spoiling her favorite Japense Chen dogs, Miki, and Bonzai. Maria is a wife, has an amazing son, step mother to many children and step grandmother. She, and her husband Steve, are recently married.