Cintia Maio-Matos

Cintia (she/her) joined Sexual Violence Response (SVR) in August 2022 and serves as the Associate Director of Operations. In this role, Cintia oversees the Direct Services and Training & Prevention operations of the teams at all three locations, working closely with the Senior Executive Director and SVR Leadership team. Cintia also supervises the SVR interns and supports the 24/7 helpline.

Prior to joining Columbia Health, Cintia was an Administrative Manager for the investigations team at Columbia’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Cintia has extensive experience in direct services and office administration, in both non-profit and healthcare settings.

Prior to joining EOAA, Cintia was an Anti-Human Trafficking Case Manager where she focused on providing direct services and advocacy for survivors of human trafficking and unaccompanied migrant children. During that time, she conducted trauma-informed training and awareness programs throughout the state of Connecticut. Additionally, she worked in the healthcare system for eight and half years as a Pain Management Patient Coordinator supporting chronic pain patients.

Cintia prides herself on doing humanitarian work. She has volunteered with programs dealing with gender-based violence and violence against children both in Connecticut, where she was trained and received a certification from The Center for Family Justice for the domestic & sexual violence crisis hotline and in her native home country of Cape Verde.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Bridgeport and most recently completed her Master’s Degree at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.


  • Master of Public Administration, Columbia University, SIPA
  • B.S., Social Sciences, University of Bridgeport

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Domestic & Sexual Violence, State of Connecticut - The Center for Family Justice
  • Restorative Justice - NACRJ
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification - National Council for Mental Wellbeing
  • Gang Violence, Trafficking & Trauma - The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Professional Experience:

  • Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Columbia University
  • Project Rescue/Anti-Human Trafficking Program, Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI)
  • Pain and Spine Specialists of Connecticut

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish