MPC’s statewide, ten-member Community Engagement Team connects with community members, leaders, and organizations throughout Maryland. Their goal is to help people understand how to get the most out of health insurance coverage.
Patria is a Bilingual Community Engagement Coordinator for Maryland Physicians Care (MPC) in Montgomery County. She worked for MPC for six years in the Outreach Department and four years with GKV as an Event Ambassador promoting MPC. Patria loves helping her community in every way she can. She believes that by helping others, she’s helping herself. Coming from a Hispanic family, Patria understands the importance of helping communities in their own language, especially when getting health insurance.
In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, and as a stress reliever, she loves to do arts and crafts for her YouTube channel (Mayra DIY & More).
Zulma is a Bilingual Community Engagement Coordinator for Maryland Physicians Care in Prince George’s County. She started working with MPC in 2012 and has worked in different roles throughout the years. Zulma has received two work-related awards from her peers for her integrity and commitment. Her passion is to connect and engage with people to help meet the needs of the community. She grew up in Maryland, and during her free time, she loves to cook and take road trips with her husband and children.
Robbinette has been employed with Maryland Physicians Care for 19 years with the Case Management Department, working with pregnant women, children, and the substance abuse population. She believes that knowledge is power, and my passion is to assist members of a diverse community in making our community overcome some of life’s obstacles and challenges. Robinette is a people person that is always willing to help, engage, and assist those who have needs with integrity and commitment.
Robbinette is married with four adult children and is a grandmother of 17 wonderful grandchildren. She was a previous road manager to an R&B and Gospel group for over 25 years. Also, Robbinette is a motorcycle club secretary and an avid motorcycle rider, riding her bright orange Harley Davison motorcycle.
Ambitious, passionate, and devoted are three words that define Tiffany’s character. She is a Community Engagement Specialist with eight years of experience working in Washington D.C. and Prince Georges County. Tiffany began her career journey with Maryland Physician Care in 2022, fulfilling the role of Community Engagement Coordinator. She most recently transitioned from working with the Prince Georges County Department of Social Services as a Medical Navigator.
Tiffany is currently enrolled as a student at The University of Maryland, majoring in Psychology. She has a strong background in Information Technology and possesses multiple certifications. Her perseverance, warm spirit, and passion for helping others often get her recognized by the community. She enjoys learning, sports, and cooking. Tiffany loves to make people smile; she is a real team player.
Healthcare has been my profession for over 20 years; however, helping others has been my passion for as far back as I can remember. Today I have the honor to say I lead a team who are just as passionate about helping others as I am. Leading Maryland Physicians Care’s Community Engagement Team has been most rewarding. The Community Engagement Representatives introduced on this page are out in the field making a difference in communities across the State of Maryland every day, and that brings me joy! The team has successfully built collaborative relationships with organizations who provide many different services to their communities, such as food drives, health resource fairs, and back-to-school events.
I have worked for Maryland Physicians Care since 2001 in different roles throughout the years. I’m a mother of two teenagers. I have been a foster mother for many kids, one which I have adopted. I have a small baking business and I love riding my Harley. My Dad is my Hero; he taught me to help others whenever I can. My Mom is my Shero; she says it costs nothing to just smile.
Community Engagement and helping people is Shanna’s true passion. She considers herself to be passionate with the ability to motivate and inspire individuals. She has promoted a positive change in the communities and individuals through advocacy, empowered by her compassion. Shanna cultivates relationships across a diverse community by developing partnerships, building relationships among the community’s partners, non-profits, schools, and service providers by doing effective outreach, attending events, and other communication opportunities.
With more than 20 years in the insurance industry, Ana Money is dedicated and passionate about helping and collaborating with the community. She is friendly and charitable and likes to help in whatever way she can. Ana is bilingual and started working with Maryland Physicians Care in 2022 as a Community Engagement Coordinator in Montgomery County.
Her focus is to help the community and provide them with the necessary information to obtain health insurance that is within their reach. In Ana’s spare time, she likes to relax and spend quality time with her children.
Amanda Petersen has been with Maryland Physicians Care since 2019 and is now the Western Maryland Community Engagement Representative, serving the communities of Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties.
By building relationships with community organizations, such as Meritus Medical Center and UPMC Western Maryland, she hopes to make a difference and help those in her community. Amanda grew up in Maryland and enjoys spending her free time with her family.
Demita is a CCHW and Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician. She has been in healthcare for over 16 years. Demita loves to help those in need; therefore, the work that she does in the community is her calling. She enjoys making others laugh and dancing.