Since the mid-nineties, Monique has devoted her career to public health advocacy and infrastructure development of community-based organizations. As the former Executive Director of the National Harm Reduction Coalition (NHRC), Monique fought for the health and dignity of people affected by drug use and helped redirect millions of dollars to organizations serving people who use drugs throughout the US. Before joining NHRC, she was Vice President of Programs with AIDS United, overseeing the organization’s grantmaking and capacity-building portfolios. Monique is a skilled trainer, having taught program evaluation courses at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and facilitated numerous organizational development trainings for community-based organizations, and she recently joined the National Conflict Resolution Center as a trainer. An alum of the CDC’s Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership, Monique was nominated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership award. She holds a degree in community planning with a concentration in non-profit management from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s certificate in non-profit leadership and management from Boston University’s School of Management.