Title: Program Manager
Organization: Foundation for Louisiana
Location: New Orleans, LA
Monique Elwood Brown has more than 15 years of experience in public health, grants management, and community engagement. In her current role with the Foundation for Louisiana, Monique assists in building the Foundation’s capacity to advance racial equity and economic equity, as well as provides a public health lens to the work of the Equity and Justice portfolio. She serves as Project Lead for the BUILD Health Mobility project, a collaborative effort that brings new and unique data assets to local policy and planning decisions related to transportation and mobility in New Orleans.
Prior to her role at the Foundation for Louisiana, Monique managed the Louisiana Tobacco-Free College Initiative, which ultimately led to all college and universities across Louisiana to adopt tobacco-free campus policies. She also served as a core planning team member of a national Historically Black College and University tobacco-free campus policy effort. As a member of the Voices for Healthy Kids campaign, Monique provided administrative oversight and grants management to support childhood obesity prevention policies nationwide, including Safe Routes to Schools and Complete Streets policies.