In her role as the Community Foundation’s Health and Human Services Program Officer, Monica manages the grant distribution process for a growing portfolio of charitable funds that promote public health and help those in need in our community. She is coordinator of the Berks County Task Force for Oral Health and the Power of the Purse in Berks County. She also serves on the Berks County COVID-19 Health Advisory Panel.
Prior to her employment with the foundation, Monica worked for State Senator Judy Schwank’s office, where she specialized in health and human service issues, coordinating with local, state, and federal agencies. In this role, she participated in community boards and social change initiatives in Pennsylvania’s 11th senatorial district. Monica also maintains a supervisory position with a national research company.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in French from Kutztown University. She also earned a Master of Public Administration from West Chester University.
A native of Reading, Monica’s interest in philanthropy in Berks County has been the driving force behind her career goals.