Monique Garcia joined the Kansas Health Foundation in 2019.
As director of community relations, Garcia serves on the communication team and manages stakeholder engagement efforts for the Foundation, including external communication strategies and policy initiatives in support of the KHF’s mission to improve the health of all Kansans.
Prior to joining KHF, Garcia worked in the private sector as well as in local and federal government for nearly 25 years. She worked eight years at the federal level on Capitol Hill and for the administrations of President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. These roles included working on policy and in the public affairs/press office of the National Security Council. Upon Garcia’s return to Wichita in 2002, she worked for Sedgwick County government in public health/communications, followed by ICM, Inc., and Black Hills Energy.
Garcia is very involved in the community and volunteers for various organizations including serving on the Board of Directors for Ascension Via Christi Hospitals – Wichita, KU Alumni Association – Wichita Chapter, the ARC of Sedgwick County, the Salvation Army and Music Theatre of Wichita. For more than 12 years, she has served as a mentor with the Pando Initiative and the University of Kansas Hawk Mentor Program.
A native Wichitan, Garcia is a graduate of the University of Kansas and also obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Southwestern College.
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