Yale University

Joanne Montgomery

Roles:
  • Director of Behavioral Health Services, AIDS Project Greater Danbury
  • Member, Community Advisory Board, CIRA
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Biography:

Joanne Montgomery has worked in behavioral health since 1995 helping adolescents and adults with substance abuse, mental health and medical issues. She is a certified addiction counselor, clinical supervisor, medicated assisted treatment specialist, and has a specialty certificate to treat occurring disorders, all recognized by the Connecticut Certification Board, Inc. Ms. Montgomery is intricately involved with numerous community activities and is currently appointed as a member of the Ryan White Planning Council. In this role, she is responsible for the oversight of all of the funding for New Haven and Fairfield Counties targeted for direct care to persons living with HIV/AIDS. Ms. Montgomery was successful in creating a new and innovative treatment modality for substance abusers living with HIV/AIDS with her previous employer. This case management and crisis intervention model was implemented throughout Fairfield County and assisted many clients in achieving their goals related to harm reduction and proper medical care. 

Areas of Expertise:
  • African American
  • African American MSM
  • Alcohol
  • Behavioral Interventions
  • Commercial sex workers
  • Communities of color
  • Community outreach education
  • Community Planning
  • Crack cocaine addiction
  • Development / Fundraising
  • Drug Treatment advocacy
  • Drug Users
  • Drugs
  • Ethics
  • Grantwriting
  • Harm reduction
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV Counseling and Testing
  • HIV/AIDS
  • HIV/STI prevention
  • IDU/MSM
  • Injection Drug Use
  • Latino/a population
  • Long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS
  • Medical Adherence
  • Mental Health
  • Needs assessment review
  • Outreach
  • Prevention
  • Prisons/Prison population
  • Program implementation
  • Recovery and HIV/AIDS
  • Ryan White Title I
  • Safer sex
  • Social work/case management
  • Spanish speaking services
  • Substance Use/Abuse
  • Transgender community
  • Tuberculosis
  • Women