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Monica Murphy, MPH, CTF, QTT


Ms. Murphy has ten years of progressive public health experience across federal, state, and local levels and health systems. She has a broad range of expertise across several content areas including chronic disease, maternal and child health, community and clinical linkages, global health, and health equity. She has program, evaluation, and managerial experience.

As a skilled Facilitator, Monica has five years of community engagement, coalition building, and facilitation experience. She has a natural ability to help teams think strategically and engage in meaningful conversations that allow for reflection and inquiry that lead to change. Her interactive and inclusive workshop and meeting designs ensure desired outcomes by helping programs and organizations align with their values, clarify and set SMART goals, and develop realistic and achievable implementation plans.

Employment History

  • Senior Associate – ICF
  • Facilitator and Trainer – The Xaris Group
  • Adjunct Professor – University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Program Manager – Cabarrus Health Alliance
  • Public Health Prevention Specialist – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Public Health Educator – North Carolina Division of Public Health
  • Cardiac Surgical Technologist – Wake Health and Hospitals
  • Immunology Research Technician – Duke University Medical Center

Competency Areas

• Meeting Design and Facilitation

Design and facilitate large and small group meetings, retreats, and critical planning sessions. Custom design complex large and small group facilitation processes for public health agencies, non-profits, and community-based groups.

  • Training Delivery

Trainer of the Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitation Methods and Strategic Planning. Provide follow-up consultation and coaching.

  • Project Management

Grant and budget management; healthcare partnership development with local health systems and Federally Qualified Health Centers; health care provider education; standard operating procedure development; and leading project teams.

  • Evaluation

Evaluation technical assistance to state health departments and federal programs. Development of evaluation plans, data collection and intervention strategies, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis to report program outcomes. Public health policy research and evaluation.

  • Community/Stakeholder Engagement

Convening stakeholders through focus groups, community conversations, oral history interviews, and key informant interviews; conducting needs assessments; and convening and leading consensus building and action planning for community coalitions.


  • Master’s Degree in Public Health University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Diploma in Surgical Technology – Durham Technical Community College
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – North Carolina Central University

Professional Associations

  • American Public Health Association
  • American Evaluation Association
  • Atlanta-area Evaluation Association
  • Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues
  • Institute of Cultural Affairs
  • National ToP Trainers Network

Professional Certifications and Awards

  • Certified ToP Facilitator – Institute of Cultural Affairs
  • Qualified Trainer – National ToP Trainers Network

Publications and Presentations

  • Implementing Key Drivers for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs: Early Outcomes, Activities, Facilitators, and Barriers (publication)
  • The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Trends in Utilization of Health Services for Management and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Among African Americans (presentation)
  • Delivering Diabetes Education in Non-Traditional Settings (presentation)
  • Strengthening Adolescent Preconception Health Programs Through Integration of Life Course Concepts (presentation)
  • Adolescent Sexual Responsibility: Letting Numbers Tell the Story and Influence Our Work (presentation)
  • A Tale of Two Cities (presentation)
  • Let’s Play: Utilizing the Life Course Game as a Tool for Collaboration and Dialogue (Roundtable)

Project List

  • Consensus Building on integrating grant programs services: Center for Black Women’s Wellness Led the design of a one-year action plan based on existing organizational strategic plan priority areas. Facilitated a one-day staff workshop that included an environmental scan, consensus building, and action planning for 24 staff members to identify key actions and timelines for increasing organizational capacity and performance in areas of marketing, partnerships, and data. Providing ongoing support through quarterly Re-Maneuvering Sessions to review progress on activities, assess challenges, and identify steps for moving the work forward.
  • Strategic Planning: Play Like A Girl (PLAG) Designed and lead a three-year strategic planning retreat for PLAG that focused on identifying the most critical issues and high leverage directions that aligned with the organization’s new brand and the changing trends in girls in sports. Virtual and in-person activities were utilized. The retreat resulted in a focused three-year vision, identification of challenges/blocks, five strategic directions, and first year implementation plans.
  • Organizational Alignment: Center for Black Women’s Wellness The organization needed to identify opportunities to increase effectiveness and collaboration across three grant programs. Designed and lead a one-day consensus building and action planning staff workshop to get program staff input, form working groups, and develop action plans for aligning services.
  • Consensus Building and Action Planning: Dekalb County Board of Health Designed and conducted a series of consensus building and action planning workshops focused on developing a strategy for a new school-based health center. A working group of health department leadership and community partners worked to develop a shared practical vision and action plan for developing the new center. Facilitation resulted in a five-year practical vision for new school-based health center services, development of a project timeline with key actions, and roles/responsibilities of partnering organizations.
  • Coalition Building: Cabarrus Health Alliance/Cabarrus Wellness Coalition Designed and facilitated annual consensus building and action planning workshops for a 16-member diabetes and obesity community advisory board that consisted of representatives from education, health care, social services, local government, and faith-based organizations. Facilitation resulted in development of four key focus areas for diabetes wellness: Community Awareness, Policy, Community Programs, and Clinical Support.
  • Visioning Workshop: Every Woman Southeast Consulted with coalition director and staff to design a visioning and hybrid strategic planning workshop. Served as lead facilitator for a two-day visioning and strategic planning workshop. Facilitation resulted in a renewed vision for the coalition and four new strategic directions to be addressed over the next three years.
  • Facilitation Training: Institute of Cultural Affairs Trained more than __ facilitators in consensus techniques, participatory strategic planning, and action planning.