Monarch Spotlight: February 2014
NaMetris Blount - Q&A
Q: How long have you worked at Monarch?
A: I have worked here for four years.
Q: What is your title?
A: Clinical Program Director at the Mecklenburg Behavior Health Office
Q: What does a typical workday look like?
A: Typically consulting, program screening, caseload reviewing, supervising and attempting some sort of lunch break all fall in a day’s work.
Q: What is the most important aspect of your role and why?
A: Making sure the clinical aspects of my department are up to standards, that the individuals we support are clinically stable and working towards goals and ensuring that my staff is ready to respond clinically in an efficient manner at all times.
Q: What has been your most rewarding or satisfying experience, or your proudest moment while working here?
A: Seeing the individuals we serve gain independent living skills and inform us they are ready to leave because they are prepared to live independently of residential services.
Q: What might someone be surprised to know about you?
A: I am a black belt in Taekwondo.
Q: What do you do when you aren't working?
A: I spend time with family and friends.
Q: Favorite place to visit?
A: Wherever good food is!
Q: Movie or song that best describes you?
A: That’s a hard one, but I would go with: “Jesus You’re The Center of my Joy” by Richard Smallwood.