District 3

Maria Cervania

Portrait of Maria Cervania

Wake County: 919-856-5579

Contact Commissioner Cervania

Elected: 2020
Term expires: December 2022


  • Biostatistician, Epidemiologist and Researcher
  • Public Health and Human Services professional with experience in Maternal and Child Health; Early Childhood Intervention; Child Protective Services; Child Care Licensing; Adult Protective Services; Rehabilitation, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Blind Services
  • Performance Management Analyst and Business Improvement Specialist
  • Project Manager – PMI Certified Project Management Professional

Regional, State & National Leadership

  • 2nd Vice-Chair, North Carolina Asian American/Pacific Islander Caucus
  • Member, North Carolina Democratic Party – State Executive Committee
  • Founder and Former President, Cal (Berkeley) Alumni of North Carolina
  • Graduate, North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership
  • Graduate, Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Leadership Institute
  • Former Editorial Board Member, American Public Health Association, American Journal of Public Health
  • Former President, American Public Health Association, Public Health Student Caucus

Public Service & Community Activities

  • President, Berkeley Homeowners’ Association
  • Former Chair and Member, Wake County Commission for Women
  • Former Member, Wake County Community Needs Assessment
  • Former Cary Vice-Chair, Wake County Democratic Party
  • Graduate, Town of Cary School of Government
  • Former Member, Cary Police Department Citizens Assisting Police Team

Honors & Awards

  • United States Women's National Floorball Team – Former Team Member
  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner’s Vision Award
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor’s Student Leader of the Year


  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Master’s degree in Public Health(c), Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Biology and Physical Education
    Minor, Population Studies and Demography


  • Husband, Jon; dog, Tebow