After a lifetime of dedication to the community Maria Lopez is retiring! Help us send her off in style! When St. Elizabeth Shelter opened its doors in 1986 Maria Lopez was there to volunteer. Two years later, she became volunteer coordinator and in 1989 program manager of the Men's Emergency Shelter– a position she has held for 30 years! It is not an understatement to say that St. Elizabeth is the place it is today because of Maria. On March 1st Maria Lopez will be retiring.