Over the last 15 years, Stacey Monahan has worked at the highest levels of state and federal government and the political world solving complex problems, oftentimes under intense scrutiny from the legislature, the media and the public.
Appointed by Governor Deval Patrick, Monahan most recently served as the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance, helping restore credibility to a department that had come under fire.
She served as chief of staff to the Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2011 to 2013, managing the operations of the largest state secretariat with nearly 22,000 employees and a budget of more than $15 billion.
Stacey was the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party for 4 years, and was one of the chief architects of an election strategy that won every constitutional office, and 95% of legislative and county seats in 2010.
Monahan was one of the youngest congressional district chiefs of staff in the country when she worked for Congressman Stephen Lynch in 2002.
Stacey has extensive experience working with non-profit organizations, labor unions, community groups and stakeholders. She is known for her ability to quickly assess a problem or situation and develop and implement effective solutions.
In 2013, she served on the Health and Human Services Transition team for Mayor-elect Marty Walsh.
In 2014, the Massachusetts Excellence in Technology, Center for Digital Government awarded Stacey a Technology Champion award for leading a successful redesign of business process at the Department of Transitional Assistance.
She is currently an Advisor to Pew Charitable Trusts for the “Data as a Strategic Asset” research project and serves as an Ambassador for Oxfam’s Sisters on the Planet program.
She is a graduate of Boston College.