Maria Martinez

Venture: GANAS

Seed Lab Cohort: 2022/2023

Impact location: Inland Empire, California

Organization structure: Nonprofit


GANAS services the special needs community by educating parents, siblings, professionals, and eventually the individual, to increase equitable opportunities and improve their quality of life.


Maria Martinez is the Co-Founder of GANAS. She is a mother of three and a mother of children with special needs. She is known for her persistence and for seeking out knowledge to benefit her children and to strengthen families in the community as well. She is passionate about sharing knowledge with others and seeing them prosper as a result.

Mrs. Martinez has been known for her problem-solving skills and has participated with several parent groups in the Coachella Valley. Her knowledge-seeking personality led her to earn a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Her self-made goal is for all caregivers to truly understand applied behavior analysis.

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