New Executive Director

We're Excited to Introduce You to New Executive Director Monique D. Hendricks, MGA!

The board of directors of The Open Link is excited to announce the appointment of Monique D. Hendricks, MGA as Executive Director.

Hendricks, who begins her role on July 5, brings a myriad of public service experience to the position including 28 years’ experience working for local and state government agencies, for-profits and other non-profit organizations.

She holds a Master’s degree in Governmental Administration from the Fels School of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from the Pennsylvania State University. She is a widow with three sons and lives in central Montgomery County.

“I am absolutely elated to be named ED of such a well-respected and established organization like The Open Link (TOL). I am also humbled by the confidence the board and the staff has placed in my ability to lead this organization into the future,” she said.

“In my experience, I’ve learned that the people we serve all want the same things – to be recognized and afforded opportunities to learn and grow to do and be better, regardless of their current situation. It’s the spirit of our human nature that keeps me going and guides me to continue to serve my community.”

Hendricks will work alongside retiring Executive Director Stuart Bush through the end of next month.

“I have had the pleasure of spending time with our new Executive Director both in the final round of the interview process and subsequent phone and in-person meetings.  Monique clearly has heart for The Open Link’s mission as well as the skills needed to lead TOL on to continued success,” Bush said.

“I’m looking forward to working with her to ensure a smooth transition for the agency with staff, board, volunteers, donors, and other stakeholders. I am deeply grateful to the UPV community for their ongoing support of the agency and our mission.”