Monica A. Joseph is a graduate of Columbia University, and earned her PhD in Social Policy and Policy Analysis, with her Masters concentration in Advanced Clinical Practice. She retired as Vice President of Treatment Services from a multisite nonprofit–ARTC/URI, where, during a 20-year career, she managed outpatient and residential behavioral health care programs serving a variety of vulnerable populations. These included domestic violence survivors, persons diagnosed with substance use and/or co-occurring disorders, persons with intellectual challenges, incarcerated adolescents, and adults receiving criminal justice supervision. For approximately 10 years, Dr. Joseph also provided clinical administration to NYPCC’s Continuing Day Treatment Programs, which serve persons diagnosed with serious mental illness. In addition to teaching within CUNY since 2003, Dr. Joseph has presented extensively, and published around chemical dependency, discrimination and mental illness.