Maricel started her career at SCLARC in June 2007 as the Federal Revenue Coordinator and was promoted to Quality Manager in 2010. She was promoted again to Chief of Federal Programs in 2016 and most recently to the Director of Clinical Services effective February 2017.She has 24 years of experience in the different service milieus designed for persons with developmental disabilities. She started her career as a Direct Care Provider in a day program, served as a Program Manager for Level 4 G and Level 4 I residential care facilities and was a Program Coordinator for a Supported Living Agency in Northern California. She worked as a Service Coordinator in 1999, was promoted to a Consumer Services Supervisor for the School Age Unit and then became the Federal Revenue Supervisor overseeing the Medicaid waiver Program all at North Los Angeles County Regional Center.
In her current role, she will be responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the Clinical Team which is comprised of the Intake Units, Early Start Program, and various other Clinical staff and Consultants. Ms. Cruzat received her Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and completed her nursing education at LAC/USC Medical Center School of Nursing.