Monica oversees the team that manages the Community Foundation’s grant making and community programs.
In her role as the Community Foundation’s Vice President for Programs and Initiatives, Monica has supervisory responsibility for a broad range of important functions within the community foundation and leads our team of program officers. Monica develops and tracks the strategy for a wide range of initiatives and oversees the grant distribution process for a portfolio of charitable funds. She also serves on the Berks County COVID-19 Health Advisory Panel.
Prior to her employment with the Community 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.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in French from Kutztown University and earned a Master of Public Administration from West Chester University. She also completed an Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
A native of Reading, Monica’s interest in philanthropy in Berks County has been the driving force behind her career goals.