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Central Health Announces New Chief Strategy and Planning Officer

Central Health Announces New Chief Strategy and Planning Officer

(Austin) – Central Health announced today it has a new Chief Strategy and Planning Officer. Monica Crowley, presently serving as Interim Chief Strategy Officer, will lead the health care district’s efforts to develop strategies that will help coordinate local health care delivery, making it more efficient and effective, and collaborate with a network of partners to improve health outcomes for people in Travis County with low income.

“Monica brings a strong background of health care, strategy, law, and dedication to the people we serve,” said Mike Geeslin, President and CEO of Central Health. “We’re privileged to have her serve on our executive leadership team and work with our strategic partners. With the ever-changing health landscape, Monica will help lead us through this next era for Travis County.”

As the Chief Strategy and Planning Officer for Central Health, Monica Crowley will lead the health care district’s efforts to develop corporate strategy, create models for tracking and improving the efficiency of health care delivery, identify and optimize collaborations across the community that support Central Health’s mission, and implement policies and programs that reduce health disparities in Travis County.

About Monica Crowley
Monica joined Central Health in 2014 as Communications Director. Her professional experience features more than 20 years as an advocate and attorney for public entities and non-profit organizations. Monica has participated in and led the development of strategy, legal, and public policy matters for health care, governmental affairs, and enforcement divisions.

Before joining Central Health, Monica served as the Vice President of Strategic Communication and Policy for Lone Star Circle of Care, a Federally Qualified Healthcare System based in Georgetown. Monica began her career as a white-collar enforcement attorney with the Texas State Securities Board and the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division. Monica also served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Texas Attorney General’s Office.

Born and raised in Clovis, New Mexico, Monica is a graduate of Austin College and The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Monica is passionate about preventing and ending homelessness, and serves on the Board of Directors for Caritas of Austin. She resides in South Austin with her husband John and daughter Lilly.