Maria Wartgow joined LUMIN Schools in 2014 and was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources in 2018. Maria is responsible for recruitment and staffing, employee relations, performance management, and compensation and benefits across six schools and the LUMIN network office.

Maria held past human resources roles at ManorCare Health Services and Degussa. Her career has been focused on empowering adults to thrive in the workplace, but she has had an equal passion for working with youth, which she has fulfilled through more than 10 years of volunteerism in youth ministry. This includes leading mission trips to Thailand and Nicaragua.

Maria earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major in Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. She lives in Menomonee Falls with her husband and three children. They belong to Brookfield Lutheran Church.