Monica has been providing behavioral health services to individuals since 2003 in medical, educational, and community-based settings. She also has extensive experience working with young children from her prior years of working with Head Start/Early Head Start programs. Monica spent several years as a clinical leader working on teams in inpatient/outpatient behavioral health, nephrology, group homes, specialty medical settings and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). Most recently, Monica worked for a large hospital system with outpatient primary care clinics in Connecticut providing program building and leadership similar to her time at the FQHC, starting their Collaborative Care service delivery.
Joining the AIMS Center in 2022, Monica has experience with training and implementation of evidenced based Integrated Care models (Collaborative Care and Primary Care Behavioral Health). Monica received her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education with a Special Education, Birth thru Kindergarten designation. She also has a Masters in Social Work from a joint program between a PWI (Predominately White Institution) named the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and HBCU (Historically Black College and University) named North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC.