MONICA M ANDERSON
• Health Advocate
MONICA M ANDERSON
Monica Anderson has served as the Chief Mission Integration Officer for Providence Health and Services Alaska since 2002. She is its conscience and moral compass, a thoughtful, intuitive listener who speaks truth to power.
Anderson serves as the vital link between the high tech medical care of the regional Providence community and its history as a healing ministry, serving those in need medically, socially and spiritually. Through her steadfast commitment to ethical, compassionate service, she skillfully influences strategic leadership in the Providence community and throughout Alaska.
Anderson is responsible for bringing the Clinical Pastoral Education Program to Alaska. Accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Educators, this practical, hands-on theological curriculum is designed to help ministers and seminarians from Alaska and around the world meet the unique spiritual needs of those in hospitals, long-term care and other health care facilities.
Anderson has served as Chaplain and Spiritual Care Director in various locations including Providence St. Vincent Hospital in Portland, Oregon.
Anderson, a child of a military family, experienced life in naval stations on both U.S. coasts before choosing to make Alaska her permanent home. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Theology from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies in Charleston, WV. She is a board-certified, professional chaplain with over 2,000 hours of clinical pastoral education. These areas of study were an expression of her early interest in medicine and healing and the role spirituality plays in health and healing.
Anderson, a respected Alaskan advocate, has an oral legacy of leadership, knowledge and inspiration. She is a frequent speaker at nonprofit and community service events and leadership meetings across Alaska and the Lower 48.View Extended Bio