Executive Leadership Team
Mona Minton, Ph.D.
General Manager of Programs and Clinics
Dr. Mona Minton is the General Manager of Programs and Clinics at The Neighborhood House Association located in San Diego, CA. She an extensive background working with children, adolescents, adults and older Americans struggling with chemical dependency, homelessness, life skills, and mental health disorders.
Dr. Minton speaks and understands multiple languages (English, Spanish, Hindi and Gujarati) and currently serves on six committees throughout the East/Central San Diego and North County regions, lending her expertise to address a variety of socio-economic, gender and cultural issues. While working for other organizations such as Circle of Friends, Department of Family Services, North County Serenity House, mental health clinics and psychiatric units, state prisons, and San Diego County jails, Dr. Minton has made significant contributions in women and men’s prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery programs.
Born and raised in India until age 8, she is passionate about improving the quality of life for women, children and families. Her multi-cultural background enables her to view treatment options from varying perspectives that address socio-economic, gender inequality, and stereotypes common to women of color.
With over 18 years of experience in clinical research and development, Dr. Minton is accustomed to working with diverse groups such as, but not limited to, the homeless and incarcerated population. She has experience working with multiple demographics to provide counseling and supportive services for drug and alcohol dependency, domestic violence, sex offenders, adolescent support, trauma, and mental health.
Dr. Minton has experience working with the judicial system as an advocate for children, battered men, women, and older Americans. She worked with the Child Protective Custody Department of Family Services of Las Vegas for five years, has four years of experience working with state prisons, over eight years working with San Diego County jails, and over 16 years working in the mental health field, all of which she feels has broadened her understanding of individuals’ issues as it relates to homelessness, mental health disorders, incarceration, reentry, recidivism, trauma, and community resources and linkages.
After being inspired by her own personal experiences of drug use, 13 years in recovery, having lived experience with the court systems, family relationships, trauma, and being a cancer survivor, Dr. Minton remains dedicated to men and women’s wellness, family advocacy, and sharing her expertise with those in need.
Dr. Minton has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.