Monica Bies is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working in a non-profit organization that partnered with Boston Public Schools to provide a range of mental health services for students and families facing numerous challenges. She has held various roles in school-based work including the provision and implementation of services ranging from individual therapy to leading initiatives to create positive and trauma sensitive school environments. Monica has a demonstrated commitment to collaborative work with students, families, community providers, and schools to make prevention/intervention services accessible to students and families. She is comfortable with navigating school systems and sensitive to the many demands placed on administrators and teachers (academic demands and the demand to incorporate needed services into the school day). Ms. Bies loves working with people, finding solutions, and building programs that are effective and sustainable.