Mona Minton, Ph.D.

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 (NHA) 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 five 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, and changing demographics that provide counseling and supportive services for drug and alcohol dependency, domestic violence, sex offenders, adolescence 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 10 years  working with San Diego County jails, and over 17 years working in the behavioral health field. Additionally, Dr. Minton has over 12 years working with the financial development of non-profit and for-profit agencies, grant writing, and management experience. She feels all of her experience has broadened her understanding of individuals’ issues relating  to homelessness, mental health and co-occurring disorders, incarceration, reentry, recidivism, trauma, and community resources and linkages.  

Inspired by her own personal experiences of drug use, 14 years in recovery, over 32 unique job experiences, lived experience with 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, a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, Certified Emergency Response Team, and Certified Trauma Recovery Coach.