Maria Sillari is a Carsey Fellow for New Hampshire Listens. She is an innovative problem solver and experienced facilitator who is passionate about the nonprofit sector. She has provided facilitation, project management, grant review and bookkeeping services to a wide variety of New Hampshire nonprofits and small businesses since 2001, and has worked with nonprofits in a variety of capacities for over 25 years. Prior to consulting Maria served as both Campaign Director and Director of Fund Distribution for a combined 15 years with the United Way of the Greater Seacoast.
Maria holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with a minor in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire. She recently stepped off the board of Portsmouth Music and Arts Center where she served as president during its capital campaign, and renovation and move to a new building, is a founding board member of Womenaid of Greater Portsmouth, and has facilitated for both Portsmouth Listens and NH Listens for many years. Maria resides in Portsmouth with her husband Greg and children Abigail and Peter.