Monika O'Clair, BA, MA
Vice President of Strategy & Community Relations
Monika joined the Senior Leadership Team at Huggins Hospital in February of 2015. As Vice President of Strategy & Community Relations, she oversees strategic planning, communication, compliance, quality, risk, community health, population health and philanthropy as well as patient advocacy and patient experience initiatives. Monika serves as the Public Information Office (PIO) for Huggins Hospital as well as Carroll County.
Monika is the past Chair of the Advisory Council for the Endowment for Health, a foundation dedicated to improving the health of New Hampshire's people. She is on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Lakes Region Housing Coalition in Wolfeboro. Monika is a member of the Public Health Leadership Council Executive Committee for Carroll County.
Prior to joining Huggins, Monika worked in communications for over a decade in a NH Seacoast hospital. She also worked as a journalist and a photojournalist for a daily newspaper in NH. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a Health Promotion Fellowship from Plymouth State University and her Master’s Degree in Strategic Communication Management from Concordia University – St. Paul.
Monika holds a certificate in Strategic Planning from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and is a member of the AHA’s Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development. She has presented, nationally, about ways organizations can successfully implement an agile strategic planning process with diverse input and organizationwide buy-in.