Maria Bianchi, CAE
2024 Conference Speaker
American Ambulance Association
Maria Bianchi, CAE, has served as the CEO of the American Ambulance Association (AAA) since 2002 and has worked in non-profit health care management for more than 30 years. She has represented the Association on several National Task Forces and Committee and currently sits as a voting member of the Federal Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s Emergency Services Sector. Her expertise in such areas as Board governance, strategic planning and fundraising lends itself well to working with associations of all types including individual membership organizations and trade associations.
Maria also has served as the Chair of Community Health Charities of the National Capital Area, a non-profit organization of 67 local and national charities that raises money through workplace giving campaigns. In addition, she is a sought-after speaker and has presented at numerous local and national conferences, including the National Downs Syndrome Society where she presented on Board and Volunteer Relationships and Development. Maria has been integral in the strategic planning process to several external organizations including Women in Government Relations, The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine and the Emergency Department Practice Management Association.
Prior to joining AAA, Maria worked for the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America in a variety of senior management positions. She received her Bachelor of Arts and master’s degrees from George Washington University’s School of Education and Human Development.