Covian Consulting and Dr. Maritza Concha Showcased in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s First 2017 Newsletter

Orlando — Local company Covian Consulting and its co-founder Maritza Concha, Ph.D were showcased in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s first newsletter of 2017 on Page 2 Column: “Spotlight on an Emerging Partnership.”

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a philanthropic organization focused on improving the well-being of American children with the goal of building better futures for disadvantaged children and their families.

Dr. Concha, an educator and researcher, is known for conducting extensive studies for Covian Consulting clients to help them build successful programs and partnerships, and alleviate social problems.

The article focused on how culturally competent Covian Consulting is to provide evaluation services in Spanish, French, Creole and Arabic, reflecting the current needs and diversity of clients, and their role as agents for social change. 

Covian Consulting is a client company of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program located at the Central Florida Research Park in East Orange County.

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For more information, contact –

Maritza Concha Ph.D, President, Covian Consulting, 321-234-1003 Ext 102

Carol Ann Dykes, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubator, 407-207-7426,;

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 or 

About Covian Consulting

Covian Consulting is a professional consulting organization supporting community based organizations and small businesses with research, program evaluation, curriculum development, communication strategies, and staff development.

About the UCF Business Incubation Program:

The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises.   Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output.  During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program.   For more information, visit