Dr. Maria Pagan-Rivera Ph.D., L.C.S.W., Co-Founder, Omni Kids/Children's Program Consultant
Dr. Maria Pagan-Rivera Ph.D., L.C.S.W. Co-Founder of the Omni Martial Arts children’s program. Her expertise in child development helped shape Omni Kids' curriculum into one that emphasizes the cultivation of social and inter-personal skills. She completed her PhD in Clinical Social Work at New York University. Dr. Pagan-Rivera was a school social worker at the NYC Department of Education for 9 years where she provided counseling to children with disabilities and their families. Dr. Pagan-Rivera worked as a consultant and evaluator for the NYC Early Intervention Program where she evaluated children for developmental delays, speech delays, gross motor delays and social-emotional problems. She is currently a Professor of Social Work at BMCC and has taught at NYU.