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Maritza Tamayo-Sarver, JD

Gottman Institute Bringing Baby Home Program, Certified Educator

Director of Business Operations & Parent Coach

"Listening to our families and developing our services to ultimately strengthen each and every family that comes to our Center is important for me.  I am so fortunate to be part of this professional team who believes that healthy relationships make us stronger, and to be surrounded by inspiring families that make our community much brighter ."

Maritza, a co-founder of Talk-a-While, oversees the day to day operations of our Center to ensure the implementation of our vision, including employee/client relations, billing, payroll and general operational reporting.  She is also responsible for the hiring and management of administrative staff, policy/process implementation, and will assist with clinical recruitment.  In addition, she engages in promoting and developing partnerships and business relations with local organizations to better serve our families.  


  • Juris Doctor, Case Western Reserve University

    • International Business Law Concentration​

    • Graduating Paper- Cybercare: Crossing Healthcare and International Borders Via the Internet

  • Bachelor's of Arts in Human Biology, Stanford University

    • Concentration in Maternal Health and Fetal/Child Bio-Social Development

    • Minor in Psychology​​

Specialized Certification/Training

  • Gottman Institute Bringing Baby Home Program, Certified Educator

Work Experience  

  • Family-Based Immigration Law Attorney, Solo Practitioner 

  • Staff Attorney, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

  • Assistant Director of Law, City of Cleveland

  • Attorney at Law, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis

  • Law Clerk at University Hospitals of Cleveland Law Department 

Associations & Memberships

  • Former School Board Member, Lakeside Joint School District 

  • Former Vice-President, Lakeside School Community Foundation

  • Project Cornerstone School Lead at Lakeside Elementary School

  • Member of Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce

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