MARA BEARSE, M.Ed.Quality Assurance Director

Mara joined Ability Now Bay Area in September of 2011 to develop and implement a quality assurance system within the organization. She maintains all licensing and regulatory records and documents, and evaluates the day programs effectiveness.  Mara also monitors the Restricted Health Program, ensuring that it adheres to established safe working practices and conditions.

Prior to joining Ability Now, Mara worked at Clausen House for eleven years, serving as a director of supported employment for five, and as a case manager for the Regional Center of the East Bay for over nine years.

Mara has a Master of Education in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Northeastern University, Boston, MA.