Marquita Polite, Ratings and Measures Associate (MAPS PBC)

Marquita Polite earned a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with concentrations in Social Work and Latin American Studies in 2008 from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MPBC), Marquita worked a behavioral health case manager where she provided care coordination for children in foster care or that had been adopted. Marquita has been in the mental health field since earning her bachelor’s degree in 2008.
At MPBC, Marquita is currently serving as a Ratings and Measures Associate focusing on ensuring Independent Rater assessments are conducted in a timely manner and that questionnaires and measures have appropriate permissions. Marquita focuses on maintaining in-house filing and tracking of Independent Rater documentation throughout the conduct of the study.
Marquita joined MAPS/MPBC in order to advocate for non-traditional methods of treating mental illness. Marquita believes that everyone deserves equal access to quality mental health care and dreams of a world free of stigma related to mental illness. In Marquita’s free time, she enjoys playing with her orange tabby cat Dallas, crafting and gardening.