Monarch MCLS manager named to Montgomery County Partnership board
Kristie Cobb, program manager at Monarch’s Montgomery Community Living Skills in Biscoe, has been named to the Montgomery County Partnership for Children Board of Directors.
Cobb will serve a three-year term on the 15-member board, which governs the Partnership and includes a comprehensive group of concerned citizens including parents, healthcare and childcare professionals, the community-at-large, public agencies representatives, corporate and area leaders and those who represent communities of faith, educational institutions, and local government. The Partnership is the local nonprofit agency that oversees the statewide Smart Start and NCPre-K (formerly More at Four) early childhood initiatives within Montgomery County. The Partnership for Children was established to bring together diverse agencies, individuals, organizations and communities to ensure all children enter school prepared and ready to succeed. Cobb serves as program manager for Monarch’s Montgomery Community Living Skills (MCLS). The program provides adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the opportunity to enhance their vocational, social and daily living skills. A primary goal is to contribute to the community through volunteerism. In her role as program manager, Cobb ensures opportunities for skill building are planned for the people supported in the MCLS program and directs, coordinates and oversees the activities of program.
Monarch provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges in more than 55 North Carolina counties. Monarch is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership and is CABHA certified. The agency is an affiliate chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about how Monarch is “Helping Dreams Take Flight” for people living in our communities, please call (800) 230-7525 or visit www.MonarchNC.org.