A Hospital and Health Care Professional, Damaris has worked for many years as a medical assistant, EKG Technician, and translator. A native of The Republic of Panamá, she is the proud mother of three and grandmother of four.

Damaris is an active and well-known member in her community of faith where she volunteers in the youth and women ministries as chair, advisor, counselor and event coordinator. She has also served as a youth advocate between church administration. With a passion for women and justice, she has long been an advocate for violent-free homes. She is particularly passionate about empowering women and girls with the necessary knowledge to help fill their emotional, physical and spiritual needs.

A 2012 Graduate of the Leadership Academy 4 Women : L.E.A.D! Damaris joined 4 Real Women International, Inc Empowerment Team immediately after graduation. She also serves on the Empowerment 4 Real Women Magazine Marketing and Advertising Group.

Damaris co-facilitates workshops with the Empowerment Team and specializes in topics that deal with abuse and suidice prevention.

Damaris currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband Mel. She loves to motivate and encourage people, loves nature, books and being with her family.