Marucci is a fearless community advocate committed to empowering people and eradicating barriers to self-sufficiency. As a strategist and challenger of conventional-visions, she has successfully crafted innovative initiatives to boost family welfare, leadership, and economic development. Marucci’s inner passions have helped her evolve into “the voice of the Latino community”.
As Executive Director of Latino Leadership, Central Florida’s most prominent Latino community-based nonprofit organization, she has earned a leading role within the public as a result of her humanitarian labor organizing disaster relief efforts, such as the Puerto Rico Family Response Center, United with Haiti, and Salvemos El Salvador.
Under her leadership, she established the first fully bilingual autism center in Central Florida, Santiago & Friends | Family Center for Autism; designed and coordinated non-partisan/educational political events; developed grant proposals to foundations and corporations securing hundreds of thousands of dollars; and has managed a housing portfolio of over 12 properties through the organization’s Healthy House, Happy Home program; with present day values close to $1 million. In August of 2018, she opened Latino Leadership Behavioral Health. LLBH is a mental health clinic committed to providing culturally and linguistically competent mental health services.
Her career has been recognized by the University of Phoenix National Hispanic Leadership Scholarship and Coors Lideres. She is a proud NALCAB Colegio Fellow. Marucci attained a Master of Management and Public Administration from the University of Phoenix of Orlando, Florida and B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Political Science and Non-Profit Management from the University of Central Florida. Currently, she lends her talents as Vice President on the Orange County Library Board of Trustees. She is married to Florida State Representative René Plasencia and has two beautiful daughters who are her inspiration.