Kimberly E. Monroe
Program Manager, Community Engagement
Introducing Kimberly Monroe, a servant leader with a profound commitment to engagement and improving access to vital services within the health care realm. With an extensive 25 year health care career, she has worked tirelessly as a liaison between the community and the health care system. She continues to champion the importance of spiritual support alongside medical care.
Ms. Monroe displays her heart for people and commitment to authentic community engagement by developing and cultivating bi-directional relationships with various community partners. Her “global citizen” background (Air Force Brat) has enabled her to serve her community through various organizations such as: Durham’s Partnership for Children, Partnership for a Healthy Durham, Durham County Women’s Commission, Homeless Services Advisory Committee, Durham Connects Advisory Board, the African American Community Collaborative and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Durham and Vicinity. Nationally, she serves on the Culture of Health Workgroup for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and participated in the National Academy of Medicine Culture of Health cohort meetings.
Before coming to Duke in 1997, she worked at UNC Physicians & Associates and Piedmont Health Services in Chapel Hill, NC. Ms. Monroe received a B.B.A in Finance from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas and a MPA with a focus in Health & Human Services Administration from UNC Chapel Hill. She is an ordained Elder at Victorious Life Fellowship Church in Durham, NC.