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Maria Lewis

Affiliate and Allied Partnerships Manager

Maria Lewis is based in New York State and is the Affiliate & Allied Partnerships Manager at the Building Performance Association. She brings 20+ years of experience collaborating with stakeholders at all levels to effectuate positive, sustainable change from the ground up. Before she joined BPA, she was the Financial Empowerment Center and Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Manager for the City of Syracuse, New York.

In her role at BPA, Maria collaborates with national, state, and local stakeholders to create strong, resilient, and diverse partnerships that support the Home Performance and Energy Efficiency industries. She manages all BPA Affiliate convenings and Allied partnerships through committees, conferences, workshops, and webinars. Maria leads BPA’s efforts to build awareness of and promote solutions beginning at the local level.

Maria is an alumnus of the AmeriCorps NY program and has continued her support and passion for the program through her work with BPA. She holds a master’s degree in human service with over 26 years of experience working with the underserved and underrepresented population in multiple cities nationwide.

Maria is a dedicated wife, mom, grandma, colleague, and friend. She and her husband own a live-streamed radio program on Facebook titled “I Know I Can Radio.” This program provides resources, live interviews, and shared testimonies to help build communities with positive messaging.

 Maria loves to help others, and her passion is providing people with the tools they need to make a better tomorrow for themselves and the next generation.