Maricela Garcia, APRN, MSN
As a Spanish speaking Chicago native, I grew up in the Pilsen/Little Village area. I pursued healthcare as a profession due to a personal experience I had as a teenager in my local community clinic. I graduated from UIC Sigma Theta Tau with my Bachelors in Nursing Science in 2003, followed by my Masters in Nursing Science in 2009, majoring in Midwifery. I have an extensive healthcare background in full scope women’s care, family planning, reproductive and sexual health. I am a licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation and Board Certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board. I belong to several Professional organizations including: American College of Nurse Midwives, Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health and Hispanic Nurse Association. I enjoy spending time with my son and two daughters. My hobbies include practicing Bikram yoga, jogging, creating photography (Team Nikon), live music concerts, and off the beaten path adventure traveling.
Shamar Thomas, Business Development Specialist
I am an ambitious and passionate professional with several years of marketing and sales experience. As a Business Development Specialist, I am responsible for driving business development opportunities for Quench Wellness. Prior to joining Quench Wellness, Mr. Thomas was the Business Community Director at a startup digital marketing company, and through that position has gained a strong and diverse knowledge and skills base. From the beginning of my career as a design engineer for a fortune 500 company, I’ve been completely invested in working directly with clients and building long-lasting influential relationships. I have B2B sales experience in various industries such as education, health and fitness, commercial, and government. My main goal has always been to provide solutions to meet my client’s needs in an efficient and reliable manner, by demonstrating
the ability to understand the client’s goals and deliver solutions that achieve those goals.