About Us

An unwavering mission to help each child heal and embrace their individual worth.

At Vista Maria we know that it takes a Fearless Heart to overcome the challenges of abuse and trauma and move forward. An unwavering courage, limitless love and positive vision that was embodied in 1883 by our founder Sister Mary Euphrasia, and carried on today by each one of us. What began as a home for girls and women in need has evolved to encompass mental health services, foster care and adoption, independent living, and secure care for the survivors of human trafficking, plus education, after school care and advocacy for the welfare of children.



We’re visionary in our approach and unrelenting in our quest to provide the best care and support for vulnerable children and families. Our boundless belief in every person’s worth propels us to action, pursuing new ways to serve our community. Vista Maria invites anyone with courage, love and vision to join us and ignite a life of possibility.


We foster restorative relationships and deliver innovative care, treatment, and education so that vulnerable youth and families believe in their worth, heal and build the skills for success.


Youth and families are empowered to be agents of change in their own lives and build healthier communities for the next generation.

Core Values

Driven by courage, love, and vision, Vista Maria puts our Core Values into practice every single day. They inform how we approach our work and relationships with our young people, families, staff, and community.

Mercy & Compassion Love That Pardons We recognize that all people sometimes make mistakes and need the support of others to be restored to physical, psychological and spiritual health.
Individual Worth One’s Own Worth as a Person We are passionate about people. Honoring Vista Maria’s spiritual foundation, we respect the sanctity of life, and we value the intrinsic dignity and inherent worth of each person.
Reconciliation Restoration of Relationships We empower our employees, youth and families to achieve positive change and to find personal peace and peace in their relationships with family and society.
Zeal Love and Kindness in Action We value the passionate giving of our time and talents in service of the welfare of others and the betterment of our world.

We must have untiring zeal and never fear difficulties. If we have to climb the highest mountains we must do so with courage.

Sister Mary Euphrasia

Our Legacy


Board of Directors

James Bernacki
Past Board Chair
Senior Vice President
Comerica Bank

Donna England
Board Vice-Chair
Retired Chief Accounting Officer

Gregory Spinazze
Board Chair
Wealth Strategy Partners


Russell Agosta
Board Treasurer
Retired Partner
Grant Thornton LLP

Carol Taylor
Board Secretary
Amerisure Insurance

Harold Dubrowsky
Member At Large
Financial Consultant

Priscilla Archangel, Ph.D.
Archangel and Associates, LLC

Sr. Dorothy Doyle
Board RGS Representative
Sisters of the Good Shepherd

Joanne Finnorn
Retired, Senior Vice President Investor Relations, Sustainability & Corporate Secretary
Superior Industries Int’l, Inc.

Tony Hollamon
Executive Vice President
Epitec, Inc.

Jayashree Ishwar
Retired Chief Underwriting Officer
Amerisure Mutual

Elizabeth James
Chief Operating Officer
NuVita CBD

Rebecca Merriman
Grant Thorton

Dave Mihelick
Global Vice President of Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment
Cooper Standard

Jennifer Moore
Strategic Alliances Director, CPA, Risk Management Professional
Ally Insurance

Shannon Quinn
Vice President, Chief Commercial and Strategy Office
Cooper Standard

Jeffrey Sokolowski
Senior VP & Director of Permanent Services
Robert Half International

Mary Williams
Insurance Exchange Agency