Cedar Crest Staff

Monica Gauna, PhD, MA, LPC, LSSBB

Chief Operating Officer

Monica Gauna has twenty years of experience in the field of mental health and has been serving as the Chief Operating Officer at Cedar Crest Hospital & RTC since May 2021. She is a licensed counselor and has worked in various mental health leadership roles, including Intake Director, Director of Clinical Services, and Director of Performance Improvement and Risk Management. Monica has a proven track record in managing successful CMS, TJC, and state surveys. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, a Master’s degree from Bowie State University, and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

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