Monica Aguilera, Senior Legislative Assistant

Monica joined the CBHDA team in 2008 after working with CIBHS for three years. She supports the advocacy team with legislative support, all Association staff administratively, provides office operations support, and also assists the Director of Communications and External Affairs with project coordination. Project highlights include the CBHDA Legislative Scorecard, Behavioral Health Policy Forum, Mental Health Matters Day and setting up Capitol staff meet-and-greets.


Phone: (916) 556-3477 ext. 1107


Previous Employers

California State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Juvenile Justice Division

Center for Multicultural Development, California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions

Access to Recovery Project, Maximus

U.S. Department of Treasury, Financial Management Services

Office of Senate Pro Tempore Don Perata

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Office, California State University, East Bay



Bachelors of Arts, Political Science and minor in Sociology, CSU, East Bay


Awards/Achievements/Community Service

Co-Founder of the first Latina Sorority on California State University, East Bay’s Campus and served as the Community Service Chair