Maria Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Harbor House of Louisville. She has served in this capacity since 1996. Maria has been an advocate for the disabled adult population and their families. Her leadership has made employment a reality for many otherwise considered unemployable. Through her understanding of the disabled adult family dynamic much needed education and respite are now available to caregivers throughout the community. Maria is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bellarmine University. She was inducted into the Bellarmine University Gallery of Distinguished Graduates in 2003. She also earned a Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership from Bellarmine University. She is also a graduate of Leadership Louisville and Leadership Network. Currently sits on the Better Business Bureau board of directors and Community Health Charities executive committee and board of directors. Maria and her husband, Pat, of 30 years reside in Louisville, Kentucky. They enjoy cycling and traveling to watch their son, Chris, play professional baseball. In addition they enjoy being with their son, Nick and wife, Melissa.