Director for Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault Honored as 40 Under 40 Leader in Tucson

Headshot of Katlyn Monje, director of Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault wins Tucson's 40 Under 40 Award.

Katlyn Monje, LMSW, BHP director of the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA) has been selected as an honoree for the 2023 class of “40 Under 40”.

Hosted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, this award recognizes forty individuals making profound impact in the southern Arizona community.

Katlyn is a dedicated public servant and tireless advocate for those affected by sexual violence, substance use, mental health disorders and trauma in Tucson. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to serving the Tucson community while focusing on restorative justice and systems-level change to support vulnerable populations.

Her dedication to public service is evident in her many accomplishments, including:

  • Reducing Stigma for Women with Substance Use Disorders
  • Advocating for Equitable Care for Victims of Sexual Assault
  • Leading Arizona’s Largest Collaborative Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
  • Creating a Safe and Supportive Work Environment

In addition to this recent recognition, Katlyn holds a master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University. She and her team at CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness recently received the Most Innovative Member Award from MHCA, a national association of behavioral healthcare organizations, for their work in addressing barriers to substance use treatment.

“Katlyn’s leadership, compassion and dedication to making a difference make her a standout candidate for this well-deserved honor,” said CODAC President and CEO Dennis Regnier.

The THCC is hosting a ceremony honoring the 40 leaders on Friday, December 8, 2023. The 40 Under 40 awards are presented by Snell and Wilmer.

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