Covian Consulting Team Has Three Publishing Successes

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2015)  Maritza Concha, Ph.D., founder of Covian Consulting, is increasingly recognized as an expert in her field as evidence by her three most recent successes in publishing.

The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (JOIH) recently accepted Dr. Concha and team’s manuscript on “Anxiety and alcohol consumption among Latina mothers and daughters in South Florida.”

A submission to Nova Science Publishers by Dr. Concha and her team was accepted for publication as chapter four of the book, Social Change: Perspectives, Challenges and Implications for the Future.  The Covian team’s chapter deals with social service programs and achieving social change.

The Journal of Latinos and Education accepted her paper on “Fatherhood from a Cultural Perspective Evolving Roles and Identities after a Fatherhood Intervention for Latinos in South Florida.”

Covian Consulting provides tools and services to help agencies, community-based organizations and small businesses develop effective research, communications policy and staff development programs related to multi-cultural, migrant and refugee populations.

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

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For more information contact:

Maritza Concha Ph.D, Principal, Covian Consulting, 305-586-9588

Carol Ann Dykes, Sire Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-207-7426

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

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