Jamie Mondics has joined the Treatment Advocacy Center as communications director.
Mondics brings more than eight years of communications experience with an expertise in advocating complex public health issues that impact vulnerable populations. She has created communications and media strategies in both national and international environments.
In Philadelphia, Mondics worked as a regional communications director for Know Your Care, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating Americans about the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Medicare. In this capacity, she was responsible for working with experts, spokespeople and legislators to raise public awareness of the benefits of healthcare reform.
In addition, Mondics was the media manager for a sexual and reproductive health project funded by UNICEF in the Caribbean and Central America. During her tenure, she was instrumental in expanding the scope of their leading publication to include key countries throughout the region.
“Jamie chose a career focusing on health communications and has consistently been drawn to communications that can benefit marginalized populations,” said Doris A. Fuller, executive director. “Few populations are as marginalized as those suffering severe mental illness. We expect Jamie to be a central player in helping us communicate effectively to promote mental illness treatment law reform and implementation on their behalf.”
Mondics joins a unique organization. The Treatment Advocacy Center is the only organization that focuses exclusively on eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. Twenty-two states have made important changes to their civil commitment laws as a direct result of their work since their founding in 1998.