Maria Turrubiartes is the Regional Director for California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) in Greater Los Angeles.
Maria Turrubiartes started her career at the DOR in 2012 as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in the Van Nuys/Foothill District, providing direct services to consumers out of the Santa Clarita, West Valley, and Lancaster offices. In June 2015, she was promoted to Rehabilitation Supervisor/Staff Services Manager/Team Manager in the Lancaster branch where she supervised a Vocational Rehabilitation Service Delivery Team.
By September 2018, Ms. Turrubiartes was promoted to District Administrator to the Greater Los Angeles District where she supervised nine units covering the greater Los Angeles area.
In May 2019, Ms. Turrubiartes was promoted to Regional Director for Greater Los Angeles. Prior to DOR, she was employed as an Academic Advisor for Pasadena City College and ran a family-owned business for many years.
Ms. Turrubiartes resided most of her childhood and early adult life in Los Angeles. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her two dogs, traveling and learning about other cultures.
Ms. Turrubiartes holds a Master of Science in counseling with an emphasis in rehabilitation counseling from California State University, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Science degree in rehabilitation services from California State University, Los Angeles.