From Peru, Maria "Charo" Torres graduated from Saint Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, and Accounting. Charo has worked in finance, accounting, and business administration for over 20 years.
Charo has been a part of LCAM since 2016. Currently, as a director, she is in charge of coordinating and organizing the programs offered by LCAM, the finances and public communication of the association, and managing the advocacy activities for Child Care and Early Childhood Education in Maryland. Charo actively participates in meetings and committees of state and local agencies working to improve the quality of child care in the community.